NASA is finally returning to the moon after almost 50 years, with the last lunar mission in December of 1972 with Apollo 17.
Together with SpaceX, NASA began their Artemis program in 2017 to return humans to the moon but, this time, it's a part of a far bigger spaceflight program. The Artemis program will launch with two main objectives, the first being to land humans on the lunar mission once again. The second objective will be to build a permanent moon base to allow for an endless human presence on the lunar surface.
The Artemis base camp will be built near the moon's south pole, which is a part of NASA and SpaceX's vision to secure a human presence on Earth's only natural satellite. It will serve as a similar scientific experiment base to support future deep space and interplanetary missions, as well as to play a critical role in support of SpaceX and NASA's manned mission to Mars.
In 2024, the Artemis program will launch the first human to the moon since 1972.
Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel, Tech Space, on SpaceX & NASA's Insane New Moon Base By 2024!