Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Exploration: Asteroids, Moon and Mars
  [Discuss] Artemis III (Orion/Starship HLS) (Page 2)

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search


This topic is 2 pages long:   1  2 
next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   [Discuss] Artemis III (Orion/Starship HLS)
Robert Pearlman
Editor

Posts: 48948
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 08-27-2022 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 328KF:
...as if this is a requirement?
Because until this past week, NASA was never clear about the issue, so most in the press (myself included) assumed there was a requirement.

On Friday (Aug. 19), during an Artemis briefing, Marcia Dunn with the Associated Press asked, "I know you mentioned the first woman is going to be on this crew, but we also keep hearing about the first person of color. Is that a requirement for the first landing crew? Is it a desire? Or it is TBD?"

Mark Kirasich, NASA's deputy associate administrator for the Artemis Campaign Development Division, replied:

So we know on the first mission, we're going to land a woman, and whether or not that woman will be a person of color or either of the two crew members will be a person of color, that's not a mandatory requirement for the first mission. It could happen. It could be one of the subsequent missions.

Headshot
Member

Posts: 1116
From: Vancouver, WA, USA
Registered: Feb 2012

posted 08-27-2022 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Headshot   Click Here to Email Headshot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am getting a bit confused. With Artemis III using SpaceX's Human Landing System, will all four crew members land on the Moon, or will it be a lesser number.

Robert Pearlman
Editor

Posts: 48948
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 08-27-2022 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On all currently planned Artemis missions, two crew members will stay in orbit aboard Orion or, once deployed, Gateway, and two will descend to the surface. Eventually, once there is some type of architecture on the lunar surface (more than a lunar terrain vehicle), it's possible all four astronauts will land.


This topic is 2 pages long:   1  2 

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 2022 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement