According to the “Artemis” program, NASA will use its space launch system rocket and Orion capsule to launch a series of missions to the moon. The “Artemis I” mission was originally scheduled to launch earlier this year, but it is now postponed until the spring of 2022. The mission will not carry astronauts around the moon.
Nelson said that the goal of the manned “Artemis II” (Artemis II) mission is May 2024, and the “Artemis 3” mission-to send astronauts for the first time since the Apollo era The surface of the moon-is expected to be no earlier than 2025.
Nielsen also blamed Amazon founder Bezos’s Blue Origin for protests and lawsuits filed earlier this year. He said that this lawsuit has delayed the cooperation between NASA and Musk’s SpaceX company for nearly 7 months.