Artemis program

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Artemis program
An artist's picture of a spacecraft approaching a space station in orbit around the Moon, with the Earth visible in the distant background.
An artist's picture of Orion spacecraft arriving the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway (right) in lunar orbit.
Named afterApollo's twin sister Artemis
FounderNASA
Legal statusOngoing
PurposeCrewed lunar exploration
Budget
$50 billion (2024; estimate)

The Artemis program is an international human space-flight program.[1] The goal is to return humans to the Moon by the year 2025.[2][3][4] It will involve the first woman and thirteenth man to land on the moon. It is led by the United States and planned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It will be the first lunar landing since Apollo 17 in 1972, which was the final lunar mission of the Apollo program. The Artemis program began in December 2017. It was created by bringing together many programs that had been started since 2009 by the United States as it tries to return to the moon. As a result of Artemis, the United States hopes that there will always be humans on the moon. One day the program might take humans to Mars and other places in the Solar System.[5] As well as NASA, the Artemis program work is done by companies and other international organisations like European Space Agency.

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  1. "Moon to Mars | NASA". Retrieved 2019-05-23.
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  3. Berger, Eric (20 May 2020). "NASA's full Artemis plan revealed: 37 launches and a lunar outpost". Ars Technica. Archived from the original on 23 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  4. Sheetz, Michael (2021-11-09). "NASA delays astronaut moon landing to 2025". CNBC. Retrieved 2021-11-23.
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