Our Return to the Moon
Today on Cool Science Radio, Lynn and John are joined by Dr. Jacob Bleacher. Dr. Bleacher is the Chief Exploration Scientist of Advanced Exploration Systems, a division of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. Humans have not walked on the moon since Apollo 17 in 1972. In Greek mythology, Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo. Artemis is also the name of the next moon mission where NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. They will be using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. And a local fun fact, the 2 solid fuel boosters that are part of the Space Launch System are manufactured by Northrup Grumman in Ogden, UT and will provide more than 75% of the initial thrust at liftoff.