Why the Moon?

The Artemis missions will build a community on the Moon, driving a new lunar economy and inspiring a new generation. Narrator Drew Barrymore and NASA team members explain why returning to the Moon is the natural next step in human exploration, and how the lessons learned from Artemis will pave the way to Mars and beyond. As NASA prepares to launch the Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket on the uncrewed Artemis I mission around the Moon, we’ve already begun to take the next step.

Video Credits:
Writer: Paul Wizikowski
Directors: Paul Wizikowski and Ryan Cristelli
Editor: Phil Sexton
Producers: Barbara Zelon and Aly Lee

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  1. UNDERSTANDING E=MC2 AND THE MOON IN BALANCED RELATION TO WHAT ARE THE TIDES:

    The stars AND PLANETS are POINTS in the night sky. Therefore, carefully consider what is THE EARTH/ground. E=mc2 IS F=ma regarding what is the fully illuminated and setting Moon AND what is the orange and setting Sun. Notice the relation to what is the blue sky, as the tides are CLEARLY ELECTROMAGNETIC/gravitational on balance. Consider what is the BALANCED MIDDLE DISTANCE in/of SPACE, as E=mc2 IS F=ma; as the rotation of WHAT IS THE MOON matches it's revolution; as gravity/acceleration involves BALANCED inertia/INERTIAL RESISTANCE on balance; as ELECTROMAGNETISM/energy is (CLEARLY and necessarily) proven to be gravity (ON/IN BALANCE). GREAT. Notice the role (or relation) of what is THE EYE (ON BALANCE). Lava is orange, and it is even blood red. Carefully consider what is THE EARTH/ground AND what is blue sky ON BALANCE, as THE EARTH is ALSO BLUE. Think about what is THE EYE (ON BALANCE). The tides are CLEARLY, fundamentally, and directly related to E=mc2 AND F=ma (ON/IN BALANCE). It is CLEARLY proven, in fact, on balance. Excellent.

    By Frank DiMeglio

  2. Why are u not sending people to moon? Are there aliens on the moon, there may be aliens over there it's not a big deal now. We are listening from years about the aliens. You should discover and explore moon. But Stay safe!

  3. Nasa is so corny today. Could care less about anything they do anymore. They care more about narcissism and public image than they do anything apace related, or at least that's how it feels from the outside perspective.

  4. To quote the great man that helped push NASA in the right direction: "But why, some say, the Moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask, why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?"

  5. My favorite part is when they were careful to say “fission power plant” rather then “nuclear reactor” lol. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for that. I just thought it was funny.

  6. While you are up there do all of us here on Earth a favour. TAKE YOUR RUBBISH WITH YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE. We can't have another planet full of polution and human fly tipping. And take all the stuff they left in the 70's back too.

  7. One of my questions is, all other risks aside how at risk will the occupants be off impacts from asteroids and comets? Because I look at the moon and I see a mine field. So in a sense they are just rolling the dice for long term occupation in hopes that they will avoid impacts out of luck?? Let me know your thoughts!

  8. What a load of 🐂💩 the moon landing were faked and they lost all the telemetry data and haven't been back in over 50 years 😂
    It's sad to see so many people being fooled by such nonsense 🤦‍♂️

  9. We're headed off to the moon and beyond but will leave earth… Hope they will learn how to get those carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and somehow make them of use to our next step towards space travel

  10. I think Kennedy said it best, "We choose to go to the moon, not because it is easy, but because it is hard." Not that other reasons aren't valid, but the greatest reason to go to the moon is for the soul. There is a contemplative beauty about it that nobody in this video seems to articulate because the scientific community is so bogged down with humanism and reason. It seems to me to be a good in and of itself.
    Let's be honest, though, the main reason the US exec branch was initially interested was for national security reasons (cold war) and is again for national security reasons (our semi-cold war with China).

  11. That name reminds me of JFK's moon speech." Why the moon? Why 35 years ago? Why the atlantic? WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON. WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON. WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON IN THIS DECADE AND DO THE OTHER THINGS NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE EASY BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE HARD."

  12. The moon because the Egyptians appear to have got to Mars first via thd pyramids during a planetary alignment and they would point a laser light at the planet from a precise point in the oyeamid and then travel along tye light to the other planet ? I understand now they needed All their slaves in the pyramids with them to boost their psychic energy to connect them.all to the light and travel together with bigger energy

    It's all very interesting when you think about it

    Connecting to sound waves via music breaking the sound barrier travelling to warp speed via the propulsion when it breaks the sound barrier and eventually travelling at the speed of light and warp speeds it's all a bit like teleporting but in slower motion connecting to waves in the air

    How do you get light in outer space in a vacuum? Is it possible ? Or do you need an atmosphere to have light in outer space?

  13. No we done need to go to the moon let China and Russia go. We to figure out how to control weather and bring rain to deserts and drain about 20 feet of oceans putting it the earth and land.

  14. "With Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. We will collaborate with commercial and international partners and establish the first long-term presence on the Moon. Then, we will use what we learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars."

    Imagine your accomplishment is being presented for merely being a certain gender and race. Not because of your hard work nor qualification but your uncontrollable variables as to what makes you YOU. I thought NASA was above the pathetic social influences of barbarians that dool over the mundane. Very Cringe NASA to pander to the brainless. Still excited to go the moon though!

  15. An ordinary person drop by (me)..
    So… basically… "why" is because of Mars… "returning" to the moon after 50+ years Later.
    Its what I've understand from the 4mins video…
    ok…🙂

  16. It was my understanding that the sand on the moon was so sharp due to lack of solar winds that it will wreck machinery and mechanics so establishing is base sounds impossible.

    What will be done to cater for such an aggressive soil when establishing a presence on the moon?

  17. Most of our greatest achievements have been with private enterprise. BIG GOVERNMENT needs to get out of the way, let's American private sector do it again! The government does nothing well.

  18. By contstantly pushing this feminist agenda that half of astronauts, scientists etc should be women, all you are doing is making the majority of women feel more insecure about just being themselves. It really makes me sad.

  19. would this be to build a community on the moon for the rich billionaires to escape the ravages of the dieing planet, or some other ecological catastrophe caused by man and his selfishness?

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