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What is Artemis?


NASA |
May 21, 2019


Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo and goddess of the Moon in Greek mythology. Now, she personifies our path to the Moon as the name of NASA’s program to return astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024, including the first woman and the next man. When they land, our American astronauts will step foot where no human has ever been before: the Moon’s South Pole.

Working with U.S. companies and international partners, NASA will push the boundaries of human exploration forward to the Moon for this program. As a result of Artemis, NASA will be able to establish a sustainable human presence on the Moon by 2028 to uncover new scientific discoveries, demonstrate new technological advancements and lay the foundation for private companies to build a lunar economy.

With our goal of sending humans to Mars, Artemis is the first step to begin this next era of exploration.

Visit https://www.nasa.gov/themis-and-artemis for information on NASA’s ARTEMIS mission to study the Moon’s interactions with the Sun.


Artemis will return humans to the Moon ... this time to stay. Image Credit: NASA
Artemis will return humans to the Moon ... this time to stay. Image Credit: NASA