Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s administrator, gave away the fact that the heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS) will not be launched in 2020 by telling lawmaker today that the plan is “definitely achievable by 2021.”
NASA Aims To Launch The First Space Launch System (SLS) Mission In 2020
After a day Bridenstine mentioned in a blog post that the American spacecraft company that the first crewed mission will be sent to the lunar vicinity thanks to Artemis 2 by 2022, but until then they are still on schedule for launching the Artemis 1 mission with their Orion spacecraft on the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket in 2020.
The Exploration Mission 1 or EM-1, now known as Artemis 1, will be the launcher of an uncrewed Orion capsule that will be tested by looping around the moon. The similar course would be traced by Artemis 2, crewed this time, as NASA wants to build their own spacecraft that by 2024 could transport astronauts to the surface of the moon. However, the Gateway rocket is still in the planning process.
Artemis 2 Mission Would Take Place Between 2022 and 2023
According to the recent Bridenstine explanation, the time frame for the Artemis 2 is 2022-2023 while the lunar landing will take place in 2024. The associate administrator in charge of human exploration and operations, Bill Gerstenmaier, will be part of the drive to accelerate progress on the Artemis program having an advisory role, according to Bridenstine.
He will be replaced for the interim basis by Ken Bowersox, a former astronaut. Last week he also mentioned that the human spaceflight program from NASA has three top posts uncovered, but new executives will eventually be selected for them. Regarding the budget and schedules for future Space Launch System (SLS) missions for the Artemis program, nothing is completely clear at the moment. However