Rocket Lab to go to the moon

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New Zealand space company Rocket Lab will launch its first mission to the Moon later this year.

The launch will be made from the Māhia Peninsula and it will be the space company’s first lunar mission. It will also be the first lunar mission to be launched from New Zealand.

Rocket Lab will be working with NASA for this moon landing attempt.

The programme will be called the Artemis program. A key goal of the programme is that NASA wants to land the first woman and first person of colour on the Moon.

However, for this mission Rocket Lab will be placing a small satellite around the moon to help with planning the later stages of the mission.

It will test out orbit and navigating technologies NASA wants to eventually use for its mini-space station, Gateway, which astronauts will use as their base to descend to the lunar surface.

The programme will cost around $10 million, which is very cheap for a lunar project.

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Leo
Leo
2 months ago

That is so cool!

kahlo
kahlo
2 months ago

wow! new zealand first time launching a rocket.

oscar
oscar
2 months ago

rocket lab are now offical liers because they promest never to send a human to space

banana
banana
2 months ago

when are you sending the fist woman to the moon

zoe
zoe
2 months ago

wow

johnathtan
johnathtan
1 month ago

didnt ask. i only read this article cause i had to do school work.

Ellie
Ellie
1 month ago

New Zealand first time going to space yahhooooo

stranger
stranger
1 month ago

wow! thats cool
🙂

Last edited 1 month ago by stranger

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