Artemis 3 moon landing mission, initially set for December 2025, may face a delay until at least 2027.
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report highlights challenges and an ambitious schedule jeopardizing the mission's timeline.
Significant pending technical work on the human landing system (HLS) and SpaceX's Starship variant is identified.
Complex refueling process for HLS's propellant reservoir in orbit faces delays, with limited progress reported by SpaceX.
Eight out of 13 key milestones in the HLS program and SpaceX's involvement encounter delays.
Axiom Space's space suit development for Artemis missions requires adjustments for larger oxygen tanks and adequate emergency life support.
Uncertainty surrounds the HLS program's December 2025 launch target.
Overall, delays, technical challenges, and suit design adjustments cast doubt on the timely execution of the Artemis 3 mission.