Explained: NASA’s Artemis mission

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News: NASA wants to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon by the year 2024 under the Artemis lunar exploration program

Facts:

About ARTEMIS

ARTEMIS stands for Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and Electrodynamics of the Moon’s Interaction with the Sun.

Objectives:

  • Establishing of lunar outpost
  • Investigating the Moon’s resources and how they might be exploited
  •  Using Moon as a base to explore Mars and further into deep space
  • Broaden commercial and international partnerships
  •  Inspire a new generation and encourage careers in STEM

Note: Artemis is named after the Greek goddess of the Moon and twin sister of the god Apollo.