What is Artemis?
The primary goal of NASA’s Artemis is to return humans to the Moon by 2025, including the first woman and first person of color. NASA will lead an innovative and sustainable exploration program with commercial and international partners to send humans farther into space than ever before and bring new knowledge and opportunities back to Earth. The Apollo Generation witnessed humanity’s first steps on the Moon in the 1960s—now, we are the Artemis Generation.
NASA in South Texas
NASA’s Artemis program is made possible through commercial partners located throughout the US. Amongst those partners is SpaceX, the aerospace company contracted to build the Human Landing System (HLS) which will land astronauts on the Moon. This Lunar Lander will be one of many variations of the Starship reusable spacecraft developed and tested at Boca Chica Beach (Starbase) near Brownsville, Texas.
The Artemis mission will solidify the long-term presence of NASA in South Texas. As the NASA Community Anchor Awardee, STARS is working to connect the community with these exciting developments through STEM engagement and opportunities. In 2021, we hosted a series of family-friendly camp events and helped local high school students contribute to Artemis through the NASA STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) summer intern program.
Congratulations To Our 2022 SEES Interns!