Last year was very important for space missions. Now that we are officially in 2021, NASA is looking forward to a full space exploration program as it targets the moon, Mars and beyond. NASA has released a video showing its plans for the new year and the moon is the star of the presentation.
NASA 2021 video begins with the moon and the scheduled release of Artemis I.
While our video is full of hope and optimism, the reality is that sending space missions on time is a challenge. A NASA report released in late 2020 reported delays in the Space Launch System (SLS) rockets, some issues programming because of her pandemic of COVID-19 and high costs as obstacles to the organization's goal to land humans on the moon in 2024 through the Artemis program.
Other NASA targets for 2021 are well on their way. The Perseverance rover is ready to land on Mars on February 18. If all goes well, it will mark the start of a large-scale project to return samples of Mars rocks to Earth. The James Webb Space Telescope he has delayed much remains in the program with the launch date being October 31st.
The Moon, Mars and James Webb are some of NASA's most important plans for 2021. The full video you can see above will give you the full picture. If NASA manages to accomplish them all targets which is on its list for 2021, the year is expected to be at least epic.
Source of information: cnet.com