Introduction to the Artemis Program

Overview of the Program

The Artemis Program is an ambitious project from NASA, aiming to put the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024. It is part of a larger vision to develop a sustainable human presence on the lunar surface and lay the groundwork for a mission to Mars.

The Artemis Program builds on the foundation of the successful Apollo Program that put the first human on the Moon in 1969, and will bring advances in technology, exploration, and science. It will involve the development of the Space Launch System (SLS), a powerful rocket that will take astronauts and cargo to deep space. The Orion spacecraft will also be built, which will transport astronauts to and from the Moon. The Gateway, a small space station orbiting the Moon, will also be a key part of the mission. The Gateway will serve as a staging point for missions to the lunar surface, and provide an important base of operations for long-duration missions.

Overall, the Artemis Program will bring an unprecedented level of international collaboration and exploration to the Moon.