Friday, August 26, 2022

In an interview with Nick Stewart of Iowa's News Now (CBS 2), Assistant Professor Casey DeRoo commented on the planned launch of this generation's moon shot, known as Artemis. 

This launch, Artemis I will be un-crewed but will test all the systems setting the stage for astronauts to ride on Artemis II.

This project started a decade ago. Each launch will an estimated $4.1 billion. DeRoo says it is a financial benefit that can pay for itself based on previous investments.

"The basic functions of our day-to-day life are directly born out of technologies that were developed out of our nation’s investment into space exploration," DeRoo said.