Why is NASA's new lunar mission after 50 years

It has been 50 years since man landed on the moon. The last time humans set foot on our only satellite, the Moon, was in 1972. Astronauts visited the moon several times through NASA’s Apollo missions.

But half a century has passed since then, and humans have not sent any spacecraft to the moon. After so many years, the whole world is shaken by NASA’s decision to send a spacecraft to the moon again. On the 29th, the first project of Artemis was supposed to travel to the moon as part of the ‘Artemis-1′ mission. NASA named that rocket Mega-Rocket. According to CNN, this is going to be the largest and most powerful rocket ever sent into space. However, this time no astronaut is being sent on this mission.

We are going back to the moon to live, work, learn to survive. How do you keep people alive in these adverse conditions? We are going to learn how to use the Moon’s resources. So that we can build things in the future.
Bill Nelson
Despite all the preparations, the mega-rocket could not take off in the end. NASA’s lunar mission was suspended at the last minute on Monday (August 29) due to mechanical problems. However, NASA plans to fly the rocket again on September 2. The company has also issued an official statement in this regard. However, after 50 years beyond all this, there is a discussion between NASA and scientists about the moon again. “We’re going back to the moon to live, to work, to learn to survive,” NASA spokesman Bill Nelson said earlier this month, according to CNN. How do you keep people alive in these adverse conditions? We are going to learn how to use the Moon’s resources. So that we can build things in the future.’

What is the mission of Artemis-1?

Why is NASA's new lunar mission after 50 years

Basically, NASA sees it as a preparation for landing on Mars. And for this reason, the organization wants to know the weather of the only satellite of the world and its effect on the human body. Because Mars has not yet been accepted as a place for testing various technologies. Astronauts have been observing the International Space Station for more than 20 years. The suggestion to go back to the moon came from them.

Through this mission, NASA wants to see exactly how the moon’s microgravity environment affects the human body. And based on the results, they will prepare to send people to Mars. NASA said the four biological experiments will be divided into two parts. The collected data will also try to understand how these four different systems respond to the space environment.

The agency will manage the Artemis-3 mission after 2025. However, NASA did not reveal the names of the people who will be sent to the moon. According to reports so far, NASA wants to send astronauts to Mars soon after 2030. And the space research organization sees this lunar mission as a preparation for Mars conquest. In an interview with CNN, Bill Nelson said, “NASA will not advance to Mars until it succeeds in sending people to the moon.” It is good to know that many researchers fear that the Obama administration may push back the plan to send people to Mars in 2033. Now it remains to be seen whether NASA can succeed in this task.