NASA is shifting its focus from returning humans to the moon to developing a powerful new rocket called Artemis SLS.
The Artemis SLS is intended to carry the Orion spacecraft, which will be used for deep space missions.
The SLS has faced significant delays and cost overruns, but NASA hopes to launch an uncrewed mission soon.
The rocket's first crewed mission is slated for 2023 and will involve a lunar flyby.
Artemis SLS is designed to carry much larger payloads than previous rockets, including habitats, rovers, and landers.
The rocket's powerful engines will generate 8.8 million pounds of thrust, making it one of the most powerful rockets ever built.
NASA has also announced plans to build a lunar Gateway, a space station that will orbit the moon and serve as a base for lunar exploration.
The Gateway will be assembled in orbit using components launched by the SLS rocket.
The Artemis program aims to establish a sustainable human presence on the moon by 2028.
The Artemis program is part of a broader effort by NASA to expand human presence and exploration in space.
NASA hopes to use the moon as a stepping stone to Mars and other deep space destinations.