NASA Administrator to Discuss Human Lander Update for Artemis Program

Concept image of ascent vehicle leaving the Moon
Illustration of an ascent vehicle separating from a descent vehicle and departing the lunar surface.
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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, joined by U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks, Robert Aderholt, Scott DesJarlais and Brian Babin, will discuss updates on the agencys plans for landing humans on the Moon by 2024 through the Artemis program at 3:10 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 16. The remarks will air live on NASA Television and the agencys website.

From the agencys Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, Bridenstine will discuss the centers role in launching astronauts to the Moon and landing them safely on the lunar surface. Brooks, Aderholt, DesJarlais and Babin also will deliver remarks, then join the administrator to take questions from the media.

In addition to making this announcement, Bridenstine will view progress on SLS and other efforts key to landing the first woman and the next man on the Moon in five years.

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