Space remains a place of undiscovered and unrealized opportunities, and it is our responsibility to work together to guide humanity forward to these new frontiers and realize the incredible potential of space for all people, US Vice President Kamala Harris said at a NASA event.
Speaking at the National Space Council meeting held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Friday, Harris said: “Space can and should be protected for the benefit of all people. There is a lot we don’t know and we still haven’t done yet.”
The vice president also emphasized the importance of the research conducted on the International Space Station that will enable extended stays on the Moon and future human missions to Mars, as well as the benefits to life here on Earth.
For more than 50 years, NASA satellites have provided open-source and publicly available data on Earth’s land, water, temperature, weather and climate, and NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said the new Earth Information Center will allow the public to see how the Earth is changing and guide decision makers to mitigate and adapt to climate change and respond to it.
“Just as we use mission control to monitor operations during spaceflight, we are starting this effort to monitor conditions here on our home planet, and it will be available to everyone in an accessible format,” Nelson noted. and data from NASA and other government agencies.
NASA Headquarters plans to house this initial interactive display, with goals for expansion in person and virtual access over the next five years. Like Cancer Cures, on the Artemis I mission, NASA announced that it is considering two dates, September 23 or September 27, to try to launch the lunar mission.
On September 3, NASA attempted to launch Artemis I for the second time. However, it was canceled after the discovery of a liquid hydrogen leak, and the team was trying to solve the rocket’s leaking fuel problem, called the Space Launch System, or SLS.