NASA has selected 13 possible sites for the first US astronaut landing on the moon as part of the Artemis program, scheduled for 2025. All of them are located near the south pole of the moon, according to site agencies.
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When choosing landing sites for astronauts, NASA was guided by several criteria: they had to be well lit, fairly flat and have good communication with the Earth. The size of each platform is 15 by 15 kilometers, while the landing zone in them will have a radius of one hundred meters.
The final choice will be made after the approval of the launch date for Artemis-3.
Scheduled for September 29 launch of the first mission of the Artemis programthe goal of which is the permanent presence of man on the Moon and near it until the end of the 2020s.
As part of Artemis-1, the SLS rocket will launch a new-generation Orion spacecraft to the Moon. After an unmanned test flight, Orion is to return to Earth and parachute into the ocean.
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