Space policy Online Reports NASA and the Canadian Space Agency have concluded an agreement that will include a Canadian astronaut in the fictitious Artemis II mission to orbit four astronauts on the moon by 2023. Although most people believe that the date that precedes the Artemis III mission to land on Artemis II is unreliable, it will be on the moon next year.
Other parts of the agreement involved the construction and installation of a robotic arm built by Canada at the lunar gateway to the planned lunar orbiter. The second Canadian astronaut will go on a mission Lunar Gateway.
The as yet unidentified Canadian astronaut was the first non-American to cross low Earth orbit. This addition explains why Artemis is not your grandfather’s lunar exploration project. The international features of the 21st century moonlight set a long-standing precedent. Until 1984, when Announced by President Ronald Reagan Eventually the International Space Station added partners to the project, which became the countries of Canada, Japan and Western Europe. Then, the president Bill Clinton brought Russia As a partner for the space station.
The Apollo race for the moon was held to demonstrate America’s technological superiority to the Soviet Union. This project to this goal has been wonderfully successful. The Soviets never recovered from the humiliation.
The Artemis project has a similar but subtle political purpose. By returning astronauts to the moon and listening to international contributions, the United States seeks to establish itself as a world leader in space research. The United States expects to gain a great deal of international goodwill by inviting other countries to participate in Artemis, including Americans and their compatriots walking on the moon.
Artemis will prove to China with lunar aspirations that it still needs to do the same thing in a country that landed humans on the moon 50 years ago. As it is now, the United States is the world leader in space exploration. China is by no means a candidate for the Space Research Partnership because of its hostile hostility to the United States and the West.
The third objective of the Artemis International Coalition is to prevent incoming Biden management from canceling the program. By deploying international partners to Artemis, the Trump administration believes it is impossible for Biden to cancel the project. Team Biden has raised a major issue regarding Trump’s withdrawal from international agreements such as the Paris climate agreements and the Iran nuclear deal. It would not be a good look at that rhetoric if the future breaches contracts, including Biden Artemis Agreements, Which seeks to define what constitutes good behavior in space.
Jim BridensteinJames (Jim) Frederick Friedenstein NASA chooses the next Artemis Moonwalkers, SpaceX flies a starship, first to break the sound barrier, Chuck Yeager dies at 97. Biden further elects his Secretary of Defense, The outgoing NASA executive has proven his worth by negotiating various Artemis deals. His latest achievement, apart from the Canadian contract, Makes Brazil agree Join the list of countries that have become part of the Artemis Treaty.
Paradoxically, the Senate Business Council is Democrats Slapped During his confirmation inquiry, Bridenstein stated that NASA needed a “space expert” as a leader, rather than a politician (he was a congressman at the time). Bridenstein won the confirmation anyway. He then used his political skills to not only win the approval of the bipartisan Congress for Artemis, but also to gain international support.
Bridenstein has vowed to step down as NASA executive soon after Biden becomes president of the United States. This decision is a tragedy because the former congressman and naval pilot performed well in charge of the space agency and won over his former critics. If Team Biden chooses to replace Friedenstein, he or she must be someone with the ability and interest to bring Artemis home. Kathy Looters, The current leader of NASA’s manned spaceflight initiative, which is reminiscent of Artemis and the Business Group project.
According to Friedenstein, he may be given the post of special envoy for space exploration so that he can continue his diplomatic mission to build the Artemis Alliance to return to the moon.
Many astronauts from other countries will follow that first Canadian into deep space. They are from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. America alone went to the moon 50 years ago, before the eyes of the world. This time he will take the world back to the lunar surface, thus gaining international influence and credibility.
Mark Whitington, who frequently writes about space and politics, has published a political study on space exploration Why is it so hard to go back to the moon? As well as “Moon, Mars and beyond. He blogs Kermutjians Corner.“He was published in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Hill, USA Today, The Law Times and the Washington Post.