Artemis ROADS (2022-2023)

Our ROADS program (Rover Observation And Drone Survey) is a framework that lets students explore STEM concepts through hands-on activities. ROADS takes inspiration from real NASA projects and guides students on a space-related mission. Each year we update ROADS to tackle different science and engineering problems and to visit different solar system bodies. For 2022–2023 we’re going back to the Moon!

Students will…

  • Create mission documentation
  • Observe the changing Moon as viewed from Earth
  • Investigate Artemis’s destination – the south pole of the Moon
  • Model the system of living objects in a closed spacecraft and design a plant experiment
  • Reflect on the types of items that help astronauts stay connected to home in space
  • Use the engineering design process to develop a wheel for a lunar rover
  • Operate a drone to simulate the Artemis trajectory
  • Robotics & programming — design and test a robot that can drive on the challenging lunar surface

Check out a summary of this year’s Mission Objectives and the full manual below!

Have questions?  Please take a look at the slides from our Mission Advisor Q&A Session. 


Register for Artemis ROADS!

Registering for Artemis ROADS makes teams and educators eligible for supplies, prizes, tips, advice, and upcoming events.

Artemis ROADS Registration Form

Introduction to the Artemis Mission

Prepare for your mission by reading about NASA's Artemis mission.

Introduction to the Artemis Mission

Challenge Manual

Learn about the challenge's mission objectives and schedule!

Challenge Manual

Companion Course

Enhance the mission with NGSS-aligned lessons that follow the 5E model.

Artemis ROADS Companion Course


Learn about the challenge supplies, how to get help for your team, and view additional resources.

Online Resource Guide

Schedule and Team Recognition

Learn about the dates of major events and how your team will be rewarded for completing Mission Objectives.

Artemis ROADS Schedule and Team Recognition