NASA’s Latest Mission To The Moon Is Named After An Ancient Lunar Goddess Turned Feminist Icon

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She was a daughter of Zeus and the twin sister of Apollo, but why is NASA naming missions after her?

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In addition, the Artemis I undertaking will carry  mannequins designed to examine the effects of radiation on ladies’s

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our bodies in order that NASA can discover ways to shield girl astronauts higher.

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Female astronauts are currently less likely to be selected for missions than men because their bodies tend to hit NASA’s maximum acceptable threshold of radiation earlier.

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NASA expects to bring the first woman and person of color to the Moon on Artemis III sometime after 2024.

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As a scholar of Greek mythology, I find the name of the mission quite evocative:

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The Greeks and Romans associated Artemis with the Moon, and she has also become a modern-day feminist icon.

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With Artemis, NASA is nodding back to the Apollo program, which lasted from 1963 to 1972 and put the first men on the Moon in 1969