As we approach the first flight on Monday (if it doesn’t turn out to be the second wet dress rehearsal that they probably should have run), Eric Berger has thoughts.
But whether the flight is successful or not, Artemis is not a serious program. I disagree with John Logsdon, though:
The lander will also require multiple refuelings en route to make the journey to the lunar surface. That will “require four or five or six launches to put the fuel into orbit,” noted John Logsdon, founder of George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute, adding that means “a lot of places for failure.”
If a propellant launch fails, you do another one. No big deal.
An interview with Lori Garver.