NASA plans to send astronauts to
the Moon under Artemis missions to prepare for human exploration of Mars in the future. Now they are calling for input and comments on their deep space exploration objectives.
NASA released a draft set
of high-level objectives on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, identifying 50 points falling under four overarching categories of exploration
which inculdes transportation
and habitation; Moon and Mars infrastructure; operations; and science. Comments are due to the agency by the close of business on Tuesday, May 31.
Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy said
“The feedback we receive on the objectives we have identified will inform our exploration plans at the Moon and Mars for the next 20 years,”
The agency will
host two stakeholder workshops to discuss feedback on the draft objectives.
The first is planned for
June with partners from American industry and academia, who will be invited based on NASA’s interest in their feedback to the objectives
a second workshop in July with international organizations.