The Artemis I mission will send an uncrewed Orion spacecraft thousands of miles beyond the Moon - farther than any spacecraft built for humans has ever flown.
Are you looking to share the excitement of Artemis with your STEM learners? NASA’s Artemis I STEM Learning Pathway of STEM resources and ready-to-use content comes in eight weekly themes. Each week’s resources can be used individually or in combination to create a lesson plan tied to the learning series’ weekly theme. Not only will you build your students’ STEM skills, you will join NASA in launching the next era of human exploration.
In a nod to the legacy of Apollo 14, and a celebration of the future of space exploration, NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement’s Next Gen STEM project and the USDA Forest Service are partnering to fly a special payload aboard Artemis I, NASA’s first flight test of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft. Through a joint STEM education collaboration that connects Artemis I programming to Earth science, data literacy and citizen science, a “new generation” of Moon Tree seeds are bound for lunar orbit.
One thousand tree seeds of five different species representing a range of climates across the lower 48 United States are packed into ravioli-shaped pouches awaiting their historic journey aboard Orion, which will travel thousands of miles beyond the Moon during the mission. Nestled alongside science payloads and mementos, the tree seeds will travel farther than any spacecraft designed for human exploration has ever flown, spending about 6 weeks in space before returning to Earth.
As NASA sets its sights on exploring the Moon through Artemis and prepares for Artemis I, the first mission of the Space Launch System rocket and the Orion spacecraft around the Moon, the agency is partnering and collaborating with outside organizations to inspire young people and enable a range of generations to connect to space exploration.
“Collaborating with organizations outside of NASA gives us an opportunity to reach audiences in new ways,” said NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy. “NASA missions and the work we’re doing to explore space are tools we can use to inspire many people around the world. Working with organizations beyond NASA helps us take that inspiration to people in their communities and help them understand how our work touches their lives.”
Are you interested in trajectory design in cislunar space? Learn how trajectory design works in the Earth-Moon system and multi-body gravity fields in this series of free, online modules. This self-paced course is designed for participants who have taken an undergraduate orbital mechanics class but have little or no experience with gravitational multi-body dynamics.
NASA and the Girl Scouts of the USA have long worked together to inspire girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The two organizations have extended their relationship to the Moon, using Artemis content and missions to engage and inspire students across the United States.
NASA will fly several Girl Scout space science badges on Artemis I, the first uncrewed test flight of the agency’s Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket to the Moon. Badges are earned by Girl Scouts when participants learn a new skill and are used to recognize their accomplishments.
NASA is committed to landing American astronauts, including the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon under the Artemis program. Through the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration program, we will use innovative new technologies and systems to explore more of the Moon than ever before.
The Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft are designed to send humans to deep space as the backbone for America’s Moon to Mars exploration approach.