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NASA’s plan to return to the Moon with Project Artemis

NASA is heading back to the moon, but this time, instead of taking one step, they’re hoping for a much longer stay. It’s been 50 years since Neil Armstrong took that fateful step pronouncing those 10 words that changed the history of spaceflight: “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” But since the final Apollo mission in 1972, there’s been a hold on lunar exploration until recently. In 2019, NASA announced its plans to return to the moon with the exciting news of sending the first woman and man to the Moon’s south pole by 2024. The lunar program also got a new moniker: Artemis after the Greek goddess of the Moon and, fittingly, Apollo’s twin sister Reaching the

Mining in Space: How soon could asteroid mining become a reality?

Some say humanity’s future as a space-faring species is just around the corner. But realistically, how are we going to get there? The answer is asteroids. These seemingly unimpressive lumps of rock could actually be the intergalactic pit stops for exploring the universe. They have the potential to become cosmic gas stations and the building blocks for habitats on Mars, to change how we navigate through space, and even to revolutionize Earthly engineering and economies. But their potential remains untapped. "We call the asteroids the stepping stones to the solar system. And we live in the age where humanity will make the leap into space." So how close are we to mining in space? Scientists and entrepreneurs want to mine asteroids because they can contain metals, water, rare