NASA and Government of Japan Formalize Agreement in Artemis Program

Humanity is going back to the moon, but this time the United States will not be alone in this project.

This Wednesday, the Japanese Government announced their formal entry into Artemis program with a memorandum of understanding alongside the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

The Artemis program is meant to send the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024. They plan on using the latest technologies to explore the lunar surface.

In particular, Japan will contribute to the international habitation module known as Gateway. It will provide a place for international crew to live and work during Artemis missions.

Japan’s inclusion makes it the third agency to join NASA, with Canada and the European Space Agency joining in late 2020.


Source: NewsNet | NASA and Government of Japan Formalize Agreement in Artemis Program