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In the first major Artemis update provided under the Biden-Harris Administration, NASA leadership discussed Tuesday the challenges and progress of America's lunar exploration plans and reiterated a long-term commitment to exploring the Moon and sending astronauts to Mars.

Preparing Orion For Artemis 1

Technicians and engineers with Exploration Ground Systems and Jacobs connect the second ogive fairing for Orion's Artemis I mission to the launch abort system (LAS) inside the Launch Abort System Facility high bay at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Aug. 23, 2021.

SLS Core Stage Inside The VAB

The Space Launch System (SLS) core stage for NASA's Artemis I mission is in the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 5, 2021.

Stacking The Solids For Artemis I

In High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the left-hand forward center booster segment for Artemis I is lowered onto the center center booster segment on the mobile launcher for the Space Launch System (SLS) on Jan. 29, 2021.

At NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, technicians from Orion prime contractor Lockheed Martin have welded together three cone-shaped panels on Orion's crew module for the Artemis III mission that will land the first woman and next man on the Moon.

Artemis I Mobile Launcher Rollout

In the early morning on Oct. 20, 2020, the mobile launcher for the Artemis I mission begins its rollout atop crawler-transporter 2 from the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASAĆ¢s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA has formally announced the "Artemis Accords" - a series of principles and processes whereby America and other countries would agree to a common set of principles covering how the Moon is to be explored and its resources utilized. But what are these accords and why do we need them?

The launch abort motor is integrated with the jettison motor for Orion's launch abort system (LAS) for Artemis II, inside the Launch Abort System Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 15, 2020.

The Orion spacecraft, secured atop a transporter in its shipping container, arrives at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 25, 2020, for final testing and assembly.

After four months of rigorous testing in the world's premier space environments simulation facility at NASA's Plum Brook Station, the Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission is certified and another step toward being ready for flight.

Artemis-2 Heat Shield Arrives At KSC

The cover of the shipping container carrying the heat shield for Orion's Artemis 2 mission, NASA's first crewed mission, is lifted up inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building high bay at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 10, 2019.

After months of being shy about how much it will cost to send Americans back to the lunar surface by 2024, NASA Administrator Bridenstine has finally started to get specific.