Moon landing: UK astronauts in talks to join NASA on lunar surface in Artemis mission

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British scientists could join American counterparts by 2025 as NASA opens up a key space mission to international partners. NASA chiefs flew in for discussions with officials from the UK Space Agency as the US looks to build bridges with allies around the world.

According to the Telegraph, Nasa said it was up to individual countries how much they wanted to participate in the Artemis project.

The project seeks to help return humans to the lunar surface by 2025, ahead of establishing a permanent base.

However, Colonel Pam Melroy revealed the UK was already helping by establishing lunar communications.

The UK is also involved in creating the service and habitation modules for the Lunar Gateway.

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The Lunar Gateway is a new space station which will orbit the Moon.

Melroy, who also serves as deputy administrator at NASA, said: “We haven’t yet sorted out when one of our partners is going to fly.”

She added: “Obviously, it’s really expensive to send an astronaut especially to the Moon but you can participate in the science and Gateway and other operational aspects and educational things.”

A first uncrewed mission is set to be launched in September.



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