A ROADS Introduction to Artemis

What is the Artemis Mission?

The Artemis mission will take humans back to the Moon! The exceptional team of astronauts preparing for the Artemis missions includes engineers, biologists, geologists, oceanographers, physicists, pilots, and doctors. Among them will be the first woman and first person of color to set foot on the Moon. NASA will learn about the lunar environment and increase its spaceflight capabilities with a series of robotic and human-crewed missions. By the end of the Artemis missions, NASA will have built a community of astronauts living and working on the Moon.

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Why go back to the Moon?

What was the Apollo Program?

How will we get there?

What is planned for the first three Artemis Missions?

Where will humans live and work on the Moon?

What future robotic missions will help us prepare to go to the Moon?

What past missions have helped us prepare for Artemis?

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