Lunar Evacuation System
- 26 Jun 2019
- 2 min read
Under the preparations for NASA’s 2024 Moon mission, a device called Lunar Evacuation System Assembly (LESA) has been tested.
- LESA developed by the European Space Agency (ESA), is a pyramid-like structure used for rescuing an injured astronaut on the lunar surface.
- Astronauts could not carry their fallen crewmate over their shoulder while wearing a heavy extravehicular activity (EVA) suit.
- LESA enables an astronaut to lift their crewmate onto a mobile stretcher in less than 10 minutes, before carrying them to the safety of a nearby pressurized lander.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- It is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
- Headquartered in Washington, D.C, United States.
NASA’s 2024 Moon mission or Artemis' program
- ARTEMIS stands for 'Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence, and Electrodynamics of the Moon's interaction with the Sun.
- Artemis program that will return astronauts to the Moon for the first time (including the first woman and the next man) in half a century, including eight scheduled launches and a mini-station in lunar orbit by 2024.
- As a result of Artemis, NASA will be able to establish a sustainable human presence on the Moon by 2028 to uncover new scientific discoveries, demonstrate new technological advancements, and lay the foundation for private companies to build a lunar economy.