After 50 years of the moon landing, NASA is once again looking to put people back on the moon. The goal set by NASA is to send humans on moon by 2024. The plan is called Artemis and it will require giant rocket as well as landers to take people to the moon. NASA doesn’t want people to walk around the Moon for a few hours but rather build a sustainable outpost near the moon’s surface.
Artemis will include a space station dubbed Gateway that will orbit around the moon. People will not travel directly to the moon but rather to Gateway and then to the moon’s surface in landers.
Some of the hardware Artemis will need is already under development. A massive rocket called the Space Launch System and a deep space crew capsule called Orion have both been in the works for about a decade. Together, they’re supposed to fly for the first time in 2021. Both the gateway and the landers are just getting underway.