Mission Artemis 2024
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The Artemis program is a manned space flight program (in project) carried out primarily by NASA, US commercial space flight companies, and international partners such as the European Space Agency (ESA), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the Australian Space Agency (ASA) with the goal of re-exploring the Moon and bringing "the first woman and the next man" specifically to the lunar south pole region by 2024.2 NASA has Artemis as the next step towards the long-term goal of establishing a sustainable presence on the Moon and in lunar orbit, 5 and laying the groundwork for private companies to secure a lunar economy and ultimately send humans to Mars. , as of 2033.5
In December 2017, President Donald Trump signed Space Policy Directive 1, authorizing the lunar campaign. The Artemis program is aided by ongoing spacecraft programs including Orion, Lunar Gateway Orbital Platform and Commercial Lunar Payload Services, and adds a manned lander still under development. The Space Launch System (SLS) will serve as the primary launch vehicle for Orion, while commercial launch vehicles are planned to launch other elements of the program.6 NASA requested $ 1.6 billion in additional funding for Artemis for the year fiscal 2020,7 while the Senate Appropriations Committee asked NASA for a five-year budget profile, 8 necessary for congressional evaluation and approval.
The Artemisa program has received criticism from various space professionals:
Mark Whittington, a contributor to The Hill newspaper and the author of several studies on space exploration, stated in an article that the "lunar orbit project does not help us get back to the Moon." 82 Aerospace engineer Robert Zubrin, writer, Ph.D. aerospace engineer, and founder of the Mars Society, expressed his dislike for the Lunar Gateway Orbital Platform, which is part of the Artemis program. He presented an alternative approach to a manned lunar landing in 2024 called Moon Direct, a successor to his proposed Mars Direct. From his point of view, the SLS and Orion would not be used, replacing them with SpaceX launch vehicles and the Dragon 2 spacecraft. He also proposes the use of a heavy lander that will be refueled on the lunar surface through the use of resources. in situ and transfer the LEO crew to the lunar surface. The concept closely resembles NASA's own Space Transportation System proposal from the 1970s.
The model itself can be separated into 2 parts: first the transport of the capsule where the astronauts are, the second is the same capsule.
I was inspired to build this because I have a passion for everything related to space and astronomy really interests me. I love seeing all the space-themed product ideas being submitted here, but I've noticed that these are often NASA or SpaceX missions and there aren't many from the European Space Agency. The incredible breakthroughs and discoveries the Gaia mission has already made amaze me!
I think this would be a great addition to any space fan's Lego collection. I think it would be a great display piece for a relatively small and inexpensive set and would look great alongside other space sets that have already been made, or any in the future.
Thanks for reading about my idea, the Artemis mission 2024! I hope you like it! I would really appreciate if you could support this product idea or leave a comment on what you like and think needs improvement on the model.