- Parabolic Arc
- June 2, 2023
NASA to Announce Candidate Landing Regions for Artemis III Moon Mission
NASA Program Update
NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 19, to announce regions near the lunar South Pole the agency has identified as potential areas for astronauts to land as part of the Artemis III mission, targeted for 2025. This will be the first time astronauts will set foot on the Moon since NASA’s Apollo 17 mission in 1972.
Audio of the briefing will livestream on NASA’s website.
Within each region, there are several potential landing sites. Each of the selected regions, from which specific landing sites could be selected, is of scientific interest and was evaluated based on terrain, communications, and lighting conditions, as well as ability to meet science objectives. NASA will engage with the broader science community in the coming months to discuss the merits of each region.
Teleconference participants include:
- Mark Kirasich, deputy associate administrator for the Artemis Campaign Development Division, NASA Headquarters
- Jacob Bleacher, chief exploration scientist, NASA Headquarters
- Sarah Noble, Artemis lunar science lead, Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters
- Prasun Desai, deputy associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Through Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone to send astronauts to Mars. NASA selected SpaceX’s Starship to provide the human landing system to deliver crew from lunar orbit to the surface of the Moon during Artemis III, which is the first Artemis mission to involve a crewed lunar landing.
For updates, follow along on NASA’s Artemis blog at:
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Not going to happen with the shiny. No way.
What a farce. Why are they doing this?
to show little Mo
You got me….what is “little Mo”?
momentum with apologies to Bob Dole
“That was brought home to me fairly early in life when I was a county attorney and every month I had to go down the list of welfare recipients and sign ‘Robert J. Dole, approved.’ And every month I found my grandparents on that list. And they weren’t lazy, but they’d been farmers, tenant farmers. And they didn’t make it. And they didn’t have anywhere else to go but the welfare office.”
Pretty soon Americans will have no place left to go except into the streets to stop the Trumpists from disappearing their “enemies.” Watch.
The way the Musk Cultists place loyalty to their bizarro Ayn-Rand-in-space demi-god above loyalty to their country, as in their space program, makes what is going to happen soon fairly obvious.
trump will soon be in federal court
But Trumpism, a whole new kind of fascism based on white grievance, gullibility, self-deception, and lack of education, will burn this country down by way of his minions if we let them. It is coming, or, as the Q-crazies say, the storm is coming, or, as the neo-nazis say, the day of the rope, or as the evangelicals say, the rapture, or, as the…..and the list goes on. They are all under one flag now and it is not the stars and stripes.
we are taking him down
I pray it happens soon. And then there are the fascists that got into office with his endorsement. America has been profoundly damaged. That many of the spacex fanboys are also Trumpists and I knew them as far-right ultra-hateful creeps long before 2016 is one reason for the tone of my comments. Just one of many.
The entire Dem-Left-Deep State establishment has been trying to “take him down” for the last seven years. None of the previous political show trials managed to do it. This new nonsense won’t either.
they did not manage to do that because trump could simply ignore them and held the GOP in check. this is the first time he has tangled with the federal courts and an unfriendly justice department and has left himself wide open
So? What has that to do with the Artemis 3 landing site?
I was responding to someone but it did/does seem like a cherry thought
That garbage person I blocked is unhappy?
He blathered page after page of B.S. about radiation serial replying to me once. Just wanted to see how long he could get me to argue with him so he just kept making stuff up. Acting so interested in space when it is all just a sick game to him, he is actually one of the worst creeps in the spacex fanboy gang. The SLS-hater wants to talk about landing sites?
Puh-leez. He just cannot stand the truth being dragged out into the open.
Like all of them.
Enjoy it while you can.
I am for me life is grand 🙂
You’re apparently not familiar with woke parliamentary procedure. A motion to bash Trump is always in order.
Well, if getting a POC on the Moon mean folks will support BEO…that for the moment will stifle the Greens who would keep us all on the ground.
Maybe yes, maybe no. Not going to matter regardless.
I think it will
Representative Mo Brooks from Huntsville.
Fingernails. On. A. Chalkboard.
I have the greatest enthusiasm for this mission (insert name here)
lol well done
Mandatory virtue-signalling by government entities is the order of the day. It’s a side-effect of the political realignment the country is going through at the moment. It’s the woke equivalent of a dog peeing on a fire hydrant – a way of marking territory. By the time said political realignment has gone to completion this will all quickly seem quaint.
Considering how deep and wide that peculiar racialist-socialist rot has spread, I’m not nearly so sanguine.
Corrupt ideas that comfortably intersect with abuses of power are not only dangerous, they can be as persistent and resistant as anthrax.
What began as a mere throwaway line from Project Artemis managers to appease a new racialist/intersectional fashion, has been snatched up by the allies of those fascist-fashions and made the leading theme of Project Artemis. The institutional rot is Biden administration wide, being imposed from the top down, poisoning not just NASA but also the US military, and the Deep-State Federal law-enforcement and intelligence “communities”.
I had yearly sexual harassment assault response and prevention training in the military. And out of the 8 or 10 I attended while I was in, in all except one or two, there was always one guy that had to stand up and angrily inform everyone that “sometimes it is the females fault.” That is not really what they were saying. Most of us understood that anyway. When Trumpists get upset about this or that and blather their coded language, most people know what they are really saying. No different.
When people get upset about a female and person of color landing on the Moon….they are self-identifying. Believe it.
And we have two winners almost immediately. They just cannot stop themselves.
No one is upset about a woman and a person of color landing on the Moon. It’s the ostentatious virtue-signalling of including this bit of woke catechism in every official NASA statement about anything having to do with Artemis that gets tedious. As Artemis 3 will almost certainly slip rightward from its now-notional 2025 launch date, we will be reading this bit of identity politics boilerplate for years to come. Personally, I hope Jared Isaacman is able to arrange an all-SpaceX Moon landing mission that ninjas Artemis 3. It would be even better if he descends to the lunar surface with three women, none of whom are white. Jared’s Angels, we could call them.
The woke Left has long since gone “into the streets.” The institutional Left in the DOJ is the entity “disappearing” its enemies. There are dozens of people who did nothing wrong on Jan. 6, 2021 languishing in solitary confinement pending trials that somehow never seem to get docketed. This sort of banana republic stuff is now in the process of being tried against a former – and, in all probability, future – President. Fascism is indeed descending on the United States. And, just as in Europe a century ago, it’s descending from the left, not the right.
Your conflation of “the country” with government agencies tells any casual observer which side of this struggle you are on – the wrong one, as usual.
The actual fascism attempting to subjugate this country is based on phony identitarian grievance, arrogant self-regard, preening self-righteousness and the false conflation of credentials with education. It has already done quite a bit of burning. When effectively checked, it is quite likely to do still more, that being its nature. It is doing so under the black flag of “anarchy” as every version of the American flag – past and present – has now been officially declared a symbol of “domestic terrorism” by the Stasi – I mean the FBI.
America has been profoundly damaged – by the woke totalitarian Left. Fortunately, the damage control parties of this particular ship of state seem well-organized and are making good progress on many fronts.