Humans are going back to the moon for the fist time in a long time … and this time a woman will be leaving her footprint on that giant rock in the sky.
NASA just announced a new space mission they’re set to embark on over the next few years — which they’ve called Artemis — with the intent of getting boots on the lunar ground by 2024 to study water they discovered recently, and see if it’s usable.
The thinking is … the H20 could be a sign of life, ’cause that’s technically what an organism of Earth would need to thrive. Then again, it could just be mutant space water — that’s what they’re gonna check out.
NASA hasn’t announced the crew members’ names yet.
There’s more to this mission, however, than just agua — NASA says not only are they going to study the water, but the U.S. will also try to establish a long-term presence on the moon by the end of the decade, so they can springboard to the next planet on their radar … MARS, baby!!!
BTW, if you’re wondering why we haven’t been back to the moon more regularly — the last time we set foot there was in ’72, during the Apollo missions — the space agency has chalked it up to politics, support and funding, or a lack thereof. It wasn’t because they couldn’t do it.
In total, humans have been to the moon 6 times. Get ready to put another notch in our space belts.