Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Thursday, May 20 at 6:00pm Pacific Time (9:00pm Eastern) to hear Dr. Casey Honniball bring us an update on the Artemis program and plans for creating a sustainable human presence on the Moon.
We are returning to the Moon. This time to stay. By 2024, through the Artemis program NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. A sustainable presence on the lunar surface will require in-depth knowledge of the Moon’s available resources. Perhaps the most important resource the Moon can provide is water. In preparation for Artemis, we are studying the lunar water cycle to understand the source, transport and retention of water across the Moon. Join Dr. Casey Honniball as she discusses how we study water on the Moon from Earth-based observatories and how water may be used in future Artemis missions.