Pence didn't reveal many new details about the Artemis program to return to the moon by 2024 at the Kennedy Space Center event, other than disclosing the Lockheed Martin-built Orion capsule that will fly on NASA's first unpiloted test flight, called Artemis 1, is ready to complete preparations for flight. "We're unleashing the burgeoning private space industry".
The Vice President's next stop was historic Launch Complex 39A, now leased by SpaceX, where the historic Apollo missions began. "Florida will continue to be on the cutting edge of space technology for years to come".
Just as Apollo 11 united the world 50 years ago, so too will the United States astonish the world with the heights we reach and the wonders we achieve in our own age.
Saturday marked 50 years since Apollo 11 landed Commander Neil Armstrong and Pilot Buzz Aldrin on the moon. The life-size projections on the monument's facade depicted the take-off and landing of the Saturn V rocket on its journey to the moon. "I would take what I call the John F. Kennedy approach and I'd say if you want to go to Mars, you say you want to go to Mars and you go".
At 2 p.m., Keith Oller and Jared Kipper present "Not of This World", a look back at what it was like when it seemed the whole world stopped to watch Armstrong and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin take mankind's first steps on the moon.
The lunar surface, cracked like a dry river bed, the craggy mountains in the background, and the starscapes, designed by the great astronomical painter Chesley Bonestall, still have the power to stir the imagination even now, decades after we decided the Moon wasn't all that worthwhile a destination. The three-stage concept includes a transfer element for the journey from the lunar Gateway to low-lunar orbit, a descent element to carry the crew to the surface, and an ascent element to return them to the Gateway.
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"Who knows better than these people, right?"
"Lisa's appointment to this key role not only reflects NASA's confidence in her visionary leadership, but confidence in the proven expertise and world-class capability that define Marshall's contributions to safely landing humans on the Moon and launching complex spacecraft to the Moon and Mars", Marshall Center Director Jody Singer said.
The reason to study the moon is that it can help us understand the development of our entire solar system.
As for technical risk, NASA needs new lunar landers and spacesuits, neither of which presently exist.
A Japanese billionaire has already booked a round-the-moon Starship mission, which is now targeted for 2023.
NASA now has 38 astronauts, 12 of whom are women.