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NASA Artemis lunar program flags (U.S.)

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[Flag of Artemis] image located by Esteban Rivera, 29 November 2022

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Artemis lunar program

This space program uses the Orion spacecraft.
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"Artemis, named after the twin sister of Apollo who is also the Goddess of the Moon and the hunt, encompasses all of our efforts to return humans to the Moon – which will prepare us and propel us on to Mars.

With Earth Blue, Rocket Red and Lunar Silver for colors, every part of the identity has meaning:

THE A: The A symbolizes an arrowhead from Artemis’ quiver and represents launch.
TIP OF THE A: The tip of the A of Artemis points beyond the Moon and signifies that our efforts at the Moon are not the conclusion, but rather the preparation for all that lies beyond.
EARTH CRESCENT: The crescent of the Earth at the bottom shows missions from humanity's perspective. From Earth we go. Back to Earth all that we learn and develop will return. This crescent also visualizes Artemis’ bow as the source from which all energy and effort is sent.
TRAJECTORY: The trajectory moves from left to right through the crossbar of the “A” opposite that of Apollo. Thus highlighting the distinct differences in our return to the Moon. The trajectory is red to symbolize our path to Mars.
MOON: The Moon is our next destination and a stepping stone for Mars. It is the focus of all Artemis efforts."

"Artemis will light our way to Mars. The new Artemis identity draws bold inspiration from the Apollo program and forges its own path, showing how it will pursue lunar exploration like never before and pave the way to Mars.
Date Created: 2019-07-19"

[Flag of Artemis] image located by Esteban Rivera, 29 November 2022

For additional information go to Artemis (official website):

Esteban Rivera, 29 November 2022

The Artemis program flag has been flying at Cape Canaveral during the cisLunar flight of Artemis I.
Dave Fowler, 29 November 2022