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Nasa’s Moon return pushed back to 2025

BBC News

By Paul Rincon
Science editor, BBC News website

November 10, 2021

The first Nasa mission since 1972 to put humans on the Moon’s surface has been pushed back by one year to 2025.

Few observers expected Nasa to make the previous 2024 date, because of a funding shortfall and a lawsuit over the landing vehicle.

But the space agency’s chief Bill Nelson confirmed the delay in a press conference on Tuesday.

Under its Artemis programme, Nasa will send the first woman and the 13th man to the lunar surface.

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