Science on Artemis Missions


In Greek mythology, Artemis is the twin sister of Apollo and goddess of the Moon. She is now the personification of NASA’s efforts to return astronauts, science payloads, and technology demonstrations to the lunar surface. With Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and the next man on the Moon and use innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. This presentation by Tim Horvath provides an overview of NASA’s Artemis missions, the spacecraft that will be used, how the missions will be conducted, and some of the Science that will be accomplished.

Gateway is a component of NASA’s Artemis program. It will serve as an outpost orbiting the Moon providing support for long-term human return to the lunar surface as well as providing a staging point for deep space exploration.

Tim Horvath is the Deputy Manager of the NASA Gateway Program’s Mission Integration & Utilization Office, which is responsible for key Gateway disciplines including mission integration, integrated logistics, utilization/science, and payload operations. Prior to working in the Gateway Program in 2019, Mr. Horvath spent 19 years as a payload operations director and payload operations manager at the Payload Operations Integration Center (POIC) at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama. His work supported real-time operations on the International Space Station (ISS) Program.

Mr. Horvath started his career in 1989 as an orbital analysis engineer supporting the Space Shuttle Spacelab Program, working a number of Shuttle missions throughout the 1990s. He holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering from Mississippi State University, and resides in Huntsville, Alabama.


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