The 1st Artemis astronauts on the moon may not visit the lunar south pole after all, NASA says

For 18 months, NASA has focused on landing astronauts in 2024 near the moon’s south pole, but that last piece of the directive may need to take a back seat if executing the mission gets too tricky, agency officials say.

The Artemis program landing site issue came up at two separate events with agency leaders this week, beginning with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine’s comments to open a digital meeting held by a NASA advisory group called the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, on Monday (Sept. 14). 

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