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Questions About NASA's Fast-Approaching Missions To the Moon? We've Got the Answers

Artemis 1 launches on August 29.

A spacecraft capable of transporting humans hasn't been to the moon in 50 years, but that will change in less than two weeks. On Monday, August 29, Artemis 1 takes off on a lunar mission and the goal is to very soon run humans up to the moon once again. Artemis 2 is in the works as well, and it will be Artemis 3 that accommodates astronauts and sends humans back to the Earth's natural satellite. Learn more in the video below, including the fascinating reason why revisiting the moon is only for practice.

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Excitement is evident in the comments section for this TikTok clip posted by @thegalacticgal.

"I'm over the moon at this news!" exclaims @kennypapp.

"I am beyond excited for Artemis," confesses @omega9452. "I tried to get tickets to the launch through the creator program but they didn't pick me."

"Don't worry," replies @thegalacticgal. "I wasn't selected either." Which is a bit surprising considering she actually worked on the project, specifically for Artemis 1 and 2, and even a bit on 3.

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"What kind of testing will they be doing on these missions?" asks @hvacdoctor904.

"Artemis 1 will be all about testing the equipment for these missions," answers @dworren.

"Where can I get a moon visa?" inquires @erixoooo.

"In this crazy world, it's so refreshing to see this level of enthusiasm," writes @mapi.charlie. "Finally, we're going back."

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