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WATCH: NASA to livestream unveiling of landing sites for Artemis 3 mission today

NASA will unveil the landing sites for its future Artemis 3 mission at a briefing today, August 19. Here’s how you can watch it.

By: SHAURYA TOMER
| Updated on: Aug 19 2022, 16:56 IST
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1/6 Voyager spacecraft captured this mesmerizing image of Saturn and three of its moons - Tethys, Dione and Rhea. The image was captured on August 4, 1982 at a distance of 13 million miles from Saturn. (NASA)
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2/6 This image was taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft in 1979 when it was on its approach towards Jupiter. This stunning image captured is of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, a giant vortex which has been swirling around on Jupiter’s surface for a long time. (NASA)
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3/6 Captured by Voyager 1 on September 18, 1977 at a distance of 7.25 million miles from Earth, this image is a single frame shot capturing both the Earth and the Moon. The Voyager was the first spacecraft to capture the Earth and the Moon together. (NASA)
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4/6 This amazing image of Uranus was captured by the Voyager 2 spacecraft on January 25, 1986. At the time of capturing this image, Voyager 2 had just left Uranus and was on its way towards the last planet in our solar system, Neptune. (NASA)
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5/6 Voyager 2 captured this stunning image of Callisto, Jupiter’s second largest moon. The image was captured on July 7, 1979 at a distance of nearly 677,000 miles from the moon. (NASA)
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6/6 This image taken by the Viyager 1 spacecraft captured one of Jupiter’s Moons called Io. The stunning image was taken at a distance of approximately 340,000 miles from the Moon. (NASA)
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Artemis 3 mission is expected to launch in 2025. (AP)

NASA is launching its Artemis missions this year to return humans to the Moon for the first time since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. The Artemis mission will begin with the Artemis 1 launch which is scheduled for August 29 at 9:33am from the Kennedy Space Center. Artemis 1 will be an unmanned mission carrying only manikins to test and simulate the living conditions of astronauts and conduct various experiments.

Earlier this month, NASA administrator Bill Nelson said, “To all of us that gaze up at the Moon, dreaming of the day humankind returns to the lunar surface, folks, we're here. We are going back.”

NASA will today unveil its landing sites for the upcoming Artemis 3 mission which is scheduled for launch in 2025. The briefing can be watched online on the agency's website. According to space.com, NASA is targeting the South Pole of the Moon for the Artemis spacecraft landing. It is believed that the water is present in the form of ice in shallow craters on the lunar south pole.

NASA said in a statement, "Each of the selected regions, from which specific landing sites could be selected, is of scientific interest and was evaluated based on terrain, communications, and lighting conditions, as well as ability to meet science objectives.”

"NASA will engage with the broader science community in the coming months to discuss the merits of each region,” the agency further added. 

How to Watch the NASA briefing 

The briefing will take place today at 18:00 GMT (11:30 pm IST) on NASA's website. Alternatively, you can click here to watch the event. The NASA briefing will be livestreamed.

NASA will announce the chosen landing sites and locations for the Artemis missions planned to send man back to the Moon.

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First Published Date: 19 Aug, 16:56 IST
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