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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 after Apollo's twin sister Artemis
Founder NASA
Legal status Ongoing
Purpose Crewed lunar exploration
$50 billion (2024; estimate)

The Artemis program is a human spaceflight program planned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), American private spaceflight companies and international partners. The goal of the program is to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024.

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