On Wednesday, NASA announced that a team of around 18 astronauts that is nine men and nine women are going to be trained for Artemis Moon landings. All the 18 people going to be trained will be selected only after the upcoming Artemis Moon landing missions. The team that is going to be made is going to have astronauts of diverse backgrounds and experience levels. However, two astronauts have already been selected one is men, and the other women is Kate Rubins and Victor Glover and both of these two astronauts are currently abroad International Space Station.
Beginning next year, the Artemis team is going to help NASA for carrying out all the critical missions just to develop human landing systems. And this will further help in the development of training and engaging the public on NASA’s exploration plans.
Furthermore, NASA is chomping at the bit to jump-start Moon capitalism selected around four companies that are going to contract with in order to commence first off-world sales of space resources. We are still very much away from long ways off from Moon colonies but the Artemis team is going to be a very important part that pushes into space along with a plan of landing first women and then men to the Moon in 2024. The Agency has explicated that there is a goal of establishing a human lunar presence there by the end of the decade. Ergo, the date 2024 is very much ambitious and with massive budget shortfall NASA is currently facing for lander development.
NASA said that we are there in the midst of negotiating to get that lander funded. But if we don’t get the $3.3 million then it will get more and more difficult for us. However, we will still try to make it as big as it was there to be.