Space

NASA Administrator Invites The Public to Update on Agency’s Return to Moon

NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, has invited the public to an update on NASA’s Artemis program and the role international partnerships have in returning astronauts to the Moon and to Mars.

The talk, entitled “From the Moon to Mars: NASA’s Artemis Program,” will occur during Public Day at the 70th International Astronautical Conference, taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at 801 Mt Vernon Pl. NW in Washington. It also will air live on NASA Television and the NASA website.

NASA will also exhibit at the conference with experts available to share information and answer questions about NASA programs and activities. The NASA exhibit also features a Moon rock, Mars meteorite, 1:10 scale model of the Mars 2020 rover, and a model of the Gateway, which will orbit the Moon and support human missions to the lunar surface.

Visitors to IAC can also check out the Driven to Explore trailer, a 1:4 scale mockup of NASA’s Orion spacecraft, and a model of an RS-25 engine that will power the agency’s Space Launch System, located between the main NASA exhibit and the Aerojet Rocketdyne booth.

The public can stay up-to-date with the latest news from the event with the hashtags #JoinArtemis and #IAC2019, and can submit questions to NASA using #AskNASA.

NASA made headlines on October 18 after NASA astronauts, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, completed the first ever all-female spacewalk.