The Moon is a vast, unexplored area of our solar system, but the Artemis missions would provide humanity with deeper knowledge of our nearby barren Moon and our solar system. The variety of useful information that could be learned about the deserted Moon could possibly be about ancient volcanoes on its harsh lunar surface formed billions of years ago. We could potentially discover and extract more advanced materials and gain a better understanding of our diverse Earth. Another important aspect is that this would mark humanity’s next significant step towards the distant, radioactive planet called Mars. Moreover, the Moon could serve as a pivotal hub for traveling to remote planets such as Jupiter and Saturn.
In the Artemis missions, it would mark NASA’s return to the Moon after 51 years, this time with the establishment of a permanent Moon base and the retrieval of even more prehistoric samples from the rocky lunar surface. This mission would boast better and longer videos compared to the Apollo missions in the late 60s. NASA would further affirm their capacity to reach the Moon and construct a Moon base, building upon the achievements of the iconic Apollo missions.
The Artemis Moon base could become a hub for experiments and the extraction of rare minerals like platinum and, notably, helium for fusion, which could play a pivotal role in future experiments and missions to more hostile and distant planets like Neptune. This Moon base and space station could lay the foundation for massive projects, including a mining outpost to secure a sustainable water source, vital for supporting astronauts traveling to the Moon and beyond. The Artemis missions could provide NASA with invaluable insights into the effects of radiation on the human body in space, potentially leading to the development of brand-new technologies in these historic missions, ultimately preparing us for Mars, where we could uncover even more groundbreaking information and technologies.
The Artemis missions would grant us invaluable experience in navigating places beyond our familiar blue Earth. We could harness this experience to construct larger and more advanced space stations, rockets, and Moon bases in the mysterious future that lies ahead. NASA could use the Moon to understand how gravity, one third of Earth’s gravity, impacts the human body over extended periods of time. This research could potentially give insights into life beyond Earth, perhaps even beyond our own solar system. Notably, reaching the Moon is comparatively easier than reaching Mars, and having a Moon base would facilitate missions to destinations like the asteroid belt adjacent to Mars and Jupiter.
The Artemis missions would stand as one of the most significant odysseys for humanity since our ancestors left Africa thousands of years ago. This endeavour opens up the potential for millions or even billions of people to work on the Moon. Naturally, we would need to establish a solid foundation first, and that foundation is the Artemis missions. This venture would offer new opportunities for lots of people, potentially including those born on the Moon. The knowledge gained could be used to understand what adaptations may be necessary for life on inhospitable planets, such as the unforgiving Venus. This is precisely why we need the Artemis missions.