Nasa Has Grandiose Plans
For sending astronauts back to the moon. Those start with a microwave-size private spacecraft about to lift off.
A Parade of Robotic Landers Will
Drop off experiments on the moon to collect data, especially about water ice locked up in the polar regions.
A Few Years from Now
Astronauts are to return there, more than half a century since the last Apollo moon landing.
Those Are All Part of Nasa’s
21st-century moon program named for Artemis, who in Greek mythology was the twin sister of Apollo.
A Spacecraft Named CAPSTONE
Is to launch as the first piece of Artemis to head to the moon. Compared to what is to follow, it is modest in size and scope.
There Won’t Be Any Astronauts
Aboard CAPSTONE. The spacecraft is tiny, about as big as a microwave oven. This robotic probe won’t even land on moon.