Artemis Base Camp Location Requirements

There certainly is a lot to think about when building habitats for humans on Earth, but imagine doing it for life on the moon! To start, getting the precise location of where American astronauts will land and establish the Artemis Base Camp in 2024 will be crucial. There are a few things that NASA scientists and engineers are considering.

First, the Camp will need to be in continuous sunlight in order to power the base and protect from extreme temperature swings. On the other hand, it needs to be close to areas of complete darkness so that scientists can continue to study closely the presence of water in dark craters, where temps can plummet to -391 degrees Fahrenheit! The Artemis Base Camp will also need a flat, isolated area away from other parts of the Camp. What better place for this than the Moon’s South Pole?! Click below to read more about the exciting future of the lunar base.

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