NASA recently announced their name for the new program for our projected 2024 return to the moon, and it is perfect—Artemis.
In Greek mythology, Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo and goddess of the moon, which is more than a small tip-of-the-hat at the Apollo program of the 1960s and 1970s that took men to the moon the first time around. It’s more like a giant, exaggerated nod.
Even better is the fact that NASA promises this program will carry the first WOMAN to the moon, and they’ll be headed to an entirely uncharted destination.
When they land, our American astronauts will step foot where no human has ever been before: the Moon’s South Pole.NASA
They’ll also be laying the foundation for a permanent base on the moon, with the goal of establishing a pathway toward putting humans on Mars.
Just don’t send Mark Watney, because that guy can’t even grow potatoes without blowing up the whole Hab.