NASA announces the 'Artemis plan' to send humanity to the moon again by 2024, and aims to reach the moon for the first woman ever


On May 14, 2019, NASA announced the Artemis plan on Twitter to ' Make Manned Moon Landing Successful by 2024.' Under the Artemis plan, two men and women will be sent to the moon, and if successful they will be able to achieve the feat of 'the first landing on the moon in human history as a female astronaut.' NASA has also applied for additional budget to Congress to realize the Artemis plan.

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Artemis , the goddess of hunting and innocence that appears in Greek mythology, and the goddess of the moon, has a twin relationship with Apollo , a god of arts and entertainment. Apollo is the origin of the Apollo program implemented in the United States in the 1960s, and based on that, Artemis has been named in the 'Plan for the First Time in Human History, where Women Aim for the Moon'. The spacecraft ' Orion ' for manned flight being developed by NASA at the time of writing is named after the hunter Orion who was Artemis' lover.

by Timothy Tolle

The Artemis plan will send two men and women, and if successful, it will be the first ever female as an astronaut to reach the moon and the thirteenth man. The Apollo Project, which was promoted in the Cold War space development competition, had one major goal of the moon landing itself, but the moon landing in the Artemis Project was just one step towards the realization of manned Mars exploration NASA plans to do that.

In order for NASA to succeed in the Artemis plan, it is necessary to design and manufacture a lunar landing vessel, design a new space suit, and create related programs by 2024. Also, NASA is developing a new launch system called the Space Launch System (SLS), and is planning to conduct a manned moon orbit using SLS and Orion by 2022. The SLS will also be used in the Artemis plan.


NASA requested a budget of $ 21 billion (approximately 2.30 billion yen) to Congress in March 2019, but 'to be able to send humanity back to the moon by 2024 Applied for an additional $ 1.6 billion (approximately 180 billion yen) to the fiscal 2020 budget under the name of According to NASA insiders, it is estimated that 'from $ 6 billion (about 66 billion yen) to about $ 8 billion (about 800 billion yen) is required to reach the lunar surface by 2024' It is said that it is lost. 'The additional $ 1.6 billion is a down payment for the additional budget needed over the next few years,' said Jim Brydenstein, NASA director.

On May 14, 2019, President Trump tweeted, 'We have granted a $ 1.6 billion additional budget to NASA so that we can swing back into space again.'

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