We Commit To The Moon-Mars Mission - The True Spark for Changing the Culture - Page 6



40,000 miles beyond the Moon (testing key hardware Artemis will open a new chapter in the history of manand operations).
kind—marking the beginning of mankind’s expansion
In 2022 we’ll see the first phase of the Gateway Lunar into the Solar System, and the industrialization of the
Orbital Platform, establishing humanity’s first lunar- Moon is the next critical step.
orbit space station. In 2023, Artemis
2 will bring four astronauts on a lunar
fly-by mission (bringing mankind beyond low-Earth orbit for the first time
since Apollo).
By 2024 the Gateway Lunar Orbital space station will have power
and propulsion, a small human habitat, and a docking port for the Orion
spacecraft.
In 2024 Artemis 3 will send the Orion spacecraft to dock with the lunar
Gateway space station, from which
the astronauts will descend to the
lunar surface in a new lunar landing
vehicle—the first crewed landing on the
Moon since Apollo 17 in 1972!
From 2025 to 2028, a series of additional Artemis missions have been
proposed to establish a permanent
Future construction of permanent infrastructure on the Moon. When President
lunar outpost, and pursue the objec- Trump signed Space Policy Directive 1 on Dec 11, 2017, he said, “The directive I am
tives of scientific investigations, the signing today will refocus America’s space program on human exploration and
study and utilization of lunar resourc- discovery. It marks a first step in returning American astronauts to the Moon for
the first time since 1972, for long-term exploration and use. This time, we will not
es, and preparation for manned Mars only plant our flag and leave our footprints—we will establish a foundation for an
eventual mission to Mars, and perhaps someday, to many worlds beyond.”
missions.
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We Commit to the Moon-Mars Mission

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