Artemis 3, which is NASA’s first crewed moon landing mission of the Artemis program, may be delayed until 2027. This information has come to light thanks to a report by the Government Accountability Office. Sadly, we will have to wait for the Artemis 3 landing.
The report, which was released on November 30th, found that progress has been slow on both the Human Landing System (HLS). In addition, lunar spacesuits from Axiom Space would prevent astronauts from, achieving their goal of a late 2025 launch.
The GAO stated that SpaceX is “facing multiple issues that limit progress and jeopardize its ability to support an Artemis mission in 2025”. It also said that SpaceX’s work on the HLS is going at a slower pace. The company has delayed multiple key events between 2023 and 2024, which has also impacted the schedule.
Axiom is also responsible for delays – the GAO also suggested that Axiom is still in early development stages. They were supposed to have a design review in November, but nobody has heard anything from the company.
If we hear any more updates about the Artemis 3 landing, we will let you know.