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Artemis: NASA's Program to Return Humans to the Moon [Updated November 18, 2020]   [open pdf - 733KB]

From the Document: "Between 1969 and 1972, the Apollo program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) landed 12 American men on the Moon and returned them safely to Earth [...]. Since then, no human has been farther from Earth than low-Earth orbit, a few hundred miles up; the distance to the Moon is about 240,000 miles. Artemis, named for Apollo's twin sister in ancient Greek mythology, is NASA's program for a return to the Moon by American astronauts--one of them a woman--in 2024."

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CRS In Focus, IF11643
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2020-11-18
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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