NASA takes aim at the moon again. This is an ambition that NASA has never hidden.In addition, the program Artemis Its main goal is to send astronauts back there by 2025 as evidenced. We can even say that since NASA recently announced the selection of two very interesting projects within the framework of its program, things are now starting to become clearer.
these are tasks Moon-VISE (Lunar Vulkan Imaging and Spectroscopy Probe) and Leia (Lunar probe instruments for space biology applications).Two tasks will be CLPS (Commercial Lunar Payload Services), an equipment transport program aimed at preparing the ground for the next Artemis mission.
The data provided by both missions will ultimately make it possible to learn more about the Moon and the conditions astronauts will have to face there.
These two tasks will provide us with important insights
According to information shared via a NASA blog, Lunar-VISE aims to research mount Groot EthanFor information, these are geological formations that have long been a mystery to experts. The study will last 10 Earth days, the equivalent of one lunar day. This will be the first time, and for this, five devices will complete the task.
As for Lunar-VISE, this project may provide us with the opportunity to finally elucidate the mystery of the formation of Gruithuisen’s dome. In fact, on the Moon, there are neither oceans nor tectonic plates. On Earth, Essential for creating such reliefs. So, analyze lunar regolith And the domes themselves, the researchers hope to find answers to the question of their origin.
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For its part, the LEIA mission will include research Low Gravity and Radioactive Radiation on YeastThis Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It is a microorganism that exists in the human body in a symbiotic form, so it is very interesting from a biological point of view.
Understanding more about the effects of lunar environmental conditions on this yeast will be critical for the survival of astronauts on future long-term human missions to the moon, particularly in terms of DNA and cell biology.