NASA Might Adjust Artemis III to Have Starship and Orion Dock in Low-Earth Orbit Written 22 April 2024

Orion crew module heat shield

Lockheed Martin engineers and technicians install the heat shield to the Orion crew module July 25, 2018 | Credit: Kim Shiflett; NASA

Ars Technica reports that NASA “is privately considering modifications to its Artemis plan to land astronauts on the surface of the Moon later this decade. Multiple sources have confirmed that NASA is studying alternatives to the planned Artemis III landing of two astronauts on the Moon, nominally scheduled for September 2026, due to concerns about hardware readiness and mission complexity.”
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