Artemis program

American human lunar spaceflight program

The Artemis program is an international human space-flight program.[1]

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
PurposeCrewed lunar exploration
$50 billion (2024; estimate)

As of 2024's second quarter, the next flight is scheduled for, no earlier than 2025's third quarter; An Orion spaceship is supposed to orbit the Moon before returning to Earth. A crew is supposed to be onboard.



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.



Artemis 1 was a flight that landed in 2022.

There are plans for other flights,

  • Artemis 2
  • Artemis 3 is supposed to happen in 2026, according to media (2023's first quarter).[2]
  • Artemis 4
  • Artemis 5
  • Artemis 6, earliest possible launch is 2031; An Airlock module is being built as of 2024.[3]

Other information


The goal is to return humans to the Moon by the year 2025.[4][5][6] 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.

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.[7] As well as NASA, the Artemis program work is done by companies and other international organisations like European Space Agency.



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