The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, for its acronym in English) announced a series of flights to the Moon that will take off from next August 29, in what corresponds to the Artemis mission.
"Nasa is in the midst of preparing for a return to the lunar surface. Missions like Artemis I and Capstone will act as pioneers, testing elements of the overall plan before a human return to the Moon." the agency via Twitter
The Artemis 1 mission will be the first unmanned mission and will take off on August 29, while Artemis 2 will be manned, but the astronauts will not leave the ship.
In the case of Artemis 3, it will be manned by a woman and a person of African American origin, who are expected to step on the surface instead.
The launch for the Space Launch System (SLS) and the Orion docked capsule is scheduled for August 29, September 2 and September 5.
In this way, the first of a series of flights will be carried out with which NASA intends to establish a sustained presence on the Moon. Sputnik.
Once on the Moon, the United States will carry out various tests and studies that will allow the planning of a trip to Mars in the 2030s.
NASA's announcement comes on the same day as the 53rd anniversary of the moon landing, when American astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to walk on the moon.