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NASA’s Readiness for the Artemis II Crewed Mission to Lunar Orbit

May 01, 2024

With the Artemis campaign, NASA intends to return humans to the Moon and build a sustainable lunar presence as a foundation for human exploration of Mars. The Artemis II crewed test flight aims to return humans to lunar orbit for the first time in more than 50 years and send its four crew members farther into space than any human has ever gone. Given the high stakes of the first crewed flight, the Agency is working to identify and mitigate any risks and challenges to ensure the safe return of the Artemis II crew and safeguard NASA’s significant investment in Artemis vehicles and systems.