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The many questions Artemis will answer as humans look to Mars via moon

Parked near the moon, how do they eat, breathe, cope with isolation, radiation?

Artemis base

Devangshu Datta New Delhi
The last man to walk on the moon, Gene Cernan died in 2017 at the ripe age of 83. Cernan commanded the Apollo 17 Mission, which did a three-day survey of Luna in December 1972.

The entire NASA Apollo programme ran on less computing power than a modern top-end smartphone. Other 2022 technologies, such as the materials used, the rocket fuels, the power sources, have all advanced a lot as well.

Given that, it may seem counterintuitive that the NASA Artemis Missions will not even attempt to land a human being on the moon until several flybys have been accomplished.

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First Published: Aug 31 2022 | 6:14 AM IST

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