By the end of the decade, people could live on the moon, says a senior NASA official

PEOPLE could live on the moon by the end of the decade, a senior NASA official has said.

Howard Hu’s claim followed the successful launch of the Artemis rocket this week after several failed attempts.

This week, after several failed attempts, Nasa successfully launched its Artemis rocket

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This week, after several failed attempts, Nasa successfully launched its Artemis rocketPhoto credit: AFP

The 25-day around-the-moon mission will pave the way for later manned flight tests and future manned lunar exploration.

Mr. Hu, program manager of Orion – the lunar ship carried by Artemis – said: “Certainly we will have living humans in this decade [on the moon] for terms.

“We will send people to the surface, they will live there on the surface and do science.”

The Artemis carries the Orion lunar spacecraft, crewed by a manikin – a model of the human body used to measure the effects of flight on the body.

Howard Hu, Orion’s program manager, said the launch was a “historic day for human spaceflight.”

He told the BBC on Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg: “It is the first step we are taking towards long-term exploration of space, not just for the United States but for the whole world.

“I think this is a historic day for NASA, but it’s also a historic day for all people who love human spaceflight and space exploration.

“I mean, we’re going back to the moon, we’re working on a sustainable program, and this is the vehicle that’s going to carry the people that’s going to take us back to the moon.”

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Named after the Greek moon goddess and sister of the god Apollo, who gave his name to NASA’s first lunar missions, the Artemis program envisages the construction of the Lunar Gateway – a new space station where astronauts can live and work.

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