Monday, 21 October, 2019

Nasa spend big to send astronauts, first woman to moon by 2024

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Lockheed Martin landed a $4.6 billion contract to build a minimum of six Orion space shuttles for NASA because it aims to fulfill the Trump administration's objective of returning astronauts to the moon, the company announced on Monday.

The US space agency plans to order three more Orion capsules in the fiscal year 2022 for the Artemis missions VI-VIII, for a total of $1.9 billion, NASA said in a press release.

"This contract secures Orion production through the next decade, demonstrating NASA's commitment to establishing a sustainable presence at the Moon to bring back new knowledge and prepare for sending astronauts to Mars", said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. Projects like the James Webb Space Telescope, being built by Northrop Grumman, have ended up costing many times their original budgets, and NASA has not only paid for the shortcomings of its contractors, but routinely awarded performance bonuses despite those companies falling well behind schedule.

The previously planned Artemis 1 and 2 will in one case become unmanned, and as for the second, the tour should go past the moon, but not go down for landing.

The final event of the day was a speaking engagement at the University of Tokyo, where Bridenstine spoke to approximately 300 students and members of the media about the Artemis program and the importance of global partnerships in the US -led effort to return to the Moon by 2024.

Following that, another six capsules may be ordered.

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For the doubters, this is it: the production line has been set in motion for the first mission to put astronauts on the Moon since Apollo 17 in December 1972.

NASA is now on an incredibly ambitious timetable to send the new crewed missions to the moon by 2024.

NASA won't be paying for all of the capsules up front, and by ordering them in batches of three at a time, it can spread out the cost over multiple budgets. The staggered approach lets NASA take advantage of improvements in the supply chain to lower costs.

The Orion capsule must be able to bring astronauts to the Moon and back, and it must also be capable of traveling to Mars and beyond.

A dozen Orions doesn't specifically mean a round dozen Artemis missions are on the cards, though. NASA has partnered with the European Space Agency (ESA) to produce service modules for Orion. Artemis II will be the first crewed mission when it orbits the moon in 2022 or 2023.

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