The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has a new mission to launch a rocket to the moon. This mission – NASA’s Artemis Program – is the first in nearly 50 years for the space agency to launch a mission to the moon. Additionally, it is said that NASA’s Artemis Program is only a stepping stone for another mission — to land on Mars.

As a result, Real Research, the online survey application, has launched a survey on NASA launching rocket to the Moon. The survey aimed to find out what respondents thought about the mission to the moon, its advantages and disadvantages, and the rumors and predictions surrounding this mission.


  • 41.70% believe the rocket launch attempt in September would be a success
  • 33.36% think that NASA should be concerned about turbulent weather conditions
  • 35.93% say that a mission to Mars is highly likely in the near future

41.70% are Confident the September Moon Launch Would Succeed

The survey began by asking respondents whether they were aware of NASA launching another rocket to the moon in 2022. 52.82% answered yes, 25.18% answered they had limited knowledge of it, and 22.00% answered no.

Figure 1: Respondents on whether the second moon launch would succeed

The attempt to launch a rocket to the moon in September 2022 is the second one after the first attempt with the Artemis I space rocket failed. The survey asked respondents whether they thought this second attempt would succeed. 41.70% answered that it would definitely succeed, 23.22% answered that it was possible to succeed, 20.35% were unsure of its success, and 14.73% did not think it would succeed.

Afterward, the survey then asked respondents what factors NASA should be concerned with for the launch. 33.36% answered ‘turbulent weather,’ and 14.17% and 10.08% answered with ‘rocket technical difficulties’ and ‘space station technical difficulties,’ respectively. Finally, 7.96% answered ‘human capital challenges.’

The survey asked respondents what they thought were the advantages of space exploration. 37.55% answered that it was all about the new breakthroughs in science and space studies, 15.09% answered that it was knowing all about the dangers in space, and 14.17% answered that it was the ideas that resulted in new inventions. Additionally, 10.12% prioritized discovering new information for national security, and finally, 9.69% answered that it was the discovery of rare earth elements such as Europium and others.

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42.85% are Confident That a Moon Landing Will Be Successful

Similarly, the survey asked respondents what they thought were the disadvantages of space exploration. 34.48% answered that the biggest disadvantage was risking astronauts’ health from space radiation and more; 16.70% and 13.72% answered that it was the risk of crashing and the risk of other dangers, respectively. 12.59% answered that it was the high costs related to space travel, and finally, 10.79% answered that it was the levels of waste and pollution produced from the missions.

Figure 2: Respondents on whether a moon landing will be successful

The mission to launch a moon rocket is part of NASA’s Artemis Program – with the ultimate goal of sending another human to land on the moon. The survey asked respondents if they thought another moon landing would be successful. 42.85% answered that it would definitely succeed, 21.96% answered that it was possible to succeed, and 20.70% were unsure of its success.

NASA’s Artemis Program mission to land on the moon is said to only be a stepping stone for a mission to land on Mars. The survey asked respondents if they thought a mission to land on Mars would be possible in the near future. 35.93% and 17.74% answered with highly likely and somewhat likely, respectively. Meanwhile, 12.32% and 11.39% answered with unlikely and highly unlikely, respectively. Finally, 22.62% were neutral on the idea.

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48.09% of Respondents are For Mining Lunar Resources

The survey then asked respondents what their stance was on mining lunar resources through the Artemis Program. 48.09% were for mining lunar resources, 24.07% were against mining lunar resources, and finally, 27.84% were unsure about mining lunar resources.

Figure 3: Respondents on their stance on lunar mining

Others predict that the Artemis Program could lead to competition between the U.S, China, and Russia for space exploration and missions. The survey asked what respondents thought about this prediction. 33.54% and 21.05% strongly agreed and agreed, respectively. 11.47% and 11.73% strongly disagreed and disagreed, respectively. Finally, 22.21% were neutral on the matter.

Finally, the survey asked respondents what they thought would be the most important achievement for the Artemis Program. 32.41% answered that bringing astronauts to the moon again after 5 decades would be the biggest achievement of NASA’s Artemis Program. 18.91% and 11.57% answered that it was to bring the first woman to the moon and the first people of color to the moon, respectively. Finally, 13.44% and 11.82% answered that it was the advancement of space technology and the securing of lunar resources, respectively.


Survey TitleSurvey on NASA Launching Rocket to the Moon
DurationSeptember 2 – September 9, 2022
Number of Participants30,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.