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.

Generation Artemis

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!

Michelle Alcala

Starfika Bauskar

Eric Cardenas

Sebastian Centeno

Ignacio Duran

Alan Garcia

Isaac Kuntz

Diego Loa

Carlos Ocasio

Jaqueline Pena

Diego Pruneda

Michael Ramirez

Christopher Reynolds

Abigail Rodriguez

Daniel Trujillo

Addyson Vega

Karla Zambrano

ARTEMIS CAMP 2022

Online Resources

NASA is preparing to launch back to the Moon. Visit the NASA Artemis webpage for up-to-date news on Artemis tests, facts, missions, timelines, and more!

Resources

Once our Artemis Camp sessions have concluded, we will compile our resources and instructions so that they are available to the community. This way, you can take the fun directly to your classroom or home!

NASA SEES Internship

17 students from the Rio Grande Valley were a part of the 2022 NASA STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) summer intern program. Learn how you can join for next time!