Lunar Operation

From a very young age, within immense darkness about celestial balls of light and warmth, I yearned for an established place in the universe. Just as man before me I was bound determined for settlement and expansion, not only within my determinable mind but embarking upon my dreams. I believe in my heart that these realities are attainable through a stoic mind and a servant's demeanor as humanity serves with the very tenets that made it the mighty answerer of the will of God.

- Michael David Simmons 



The Artemis program is a robotic and human Moon exploration program led by the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) along with six major partner agencies— the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the Israel Space Agency (ISA), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI). The Artemis program is intended to reestablish a human presence on the Moon for the first time since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. The main parts of the program are the Space Launch System (SLS), the Orion spacecraft, the Lunar Gateway space station, and the commercial Human Landing Systems. The program’s long-term goal is to establish a permanent base on the Moon to facilitate the feasibility of human missions to Mars.