NASA will return to the Moon: where the Artemis mission will land

The return to the moon is getting closer. In a few days, the Artemis mission will begin with a first launch. In this case, specifically, the launch of Artemis 1 , thus beginning a long NASA program that is aimed at bringing humanity back to the Moon after decades.

After successful preliminary testing for this mission launch, and review of launch plans from the Kennedy Space Center, the Artemis team will have a first liftoff window on Monday, August 29, spanning two hours: from 8:33 a.m. to 10:33 a.m. ET. And you have to remember that it is a first mission without a crew.

However, should the conditions not be right, there are two other launch options for September 2 and 5. Although, the sights are set on landing on the Moon again , but the real question is… where will they be able to land?

NASA will return to the Moon

Landing zones for the mission

However, as much as the Artemis mission begins with the launch of the Orion spacecraft, the truth is that it will not be until a few years when we will see how humanity returns to the Moon. The date that has been set, if this first mission is successful, is the end of 2025 . But, in any case, NASA has already announced the different landing zones in which the Artemis III mission will be able to land . A work in which it has collaborated together with SpaceX.

Furthermore, all of these possibilities that have been revealed are relatively close to the lunar South Pole, an area that is continually in the shadows and which they have never explored. So these are the 13 proposed landing sites for the future Artemis III mission: Faustini Rim A, Near Shackleton Peak, Connection Ridge, Connection Ridge Extension, De Gerlache Rim 1, De Gerlache Rim 2, Massif de Gerlache-Kocher, Haworth, Malapert Massif, Beta Leibnitz Plateau, Noble Rim 1, Noble Rim 2, and Amundsen Rim.

Zonas de aterrizaje Artemis

All these landing zones have 15×15 kilometers . And in all of them it has already been thought that small human bases could be established. And it is that NASA plans that the mission of Artemis III last 6.5 days on the lunar surface.

How to watch the moon launch Artemis I

However, for everything to go according to NASA’s schedule, the launch of the Orion spacecraft must be a real success. In the event that you want to follow this launch live, the truth is that it will be broadcast on NASA TV, which can be seen through its NASA website or from the NASA TV YouTube channel .

Artemis I’s mission will last 42 days . And it will start, according to the first date established by NASA, on August 29 after completing its launch from 8:33 am to 10:33 am ET. And already in the Artemis II mission, the astronauts will be back.

Misión Artemis I