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Advance America’s goal to land the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon and pursue a sustainable program of exploration by demonstrating capabilities that advance lunar exploration. By September 30, 2023, NASA will launch Artemis I, deliver the Core Stage for Artemis II to Kennedy Space Center for processing, and have multiple companies under contract to develop systems for sustainable human lunar exploration.

James Webb Space Telescope

After launch, deployment, and start of science operations, the James Webb Space Telescope will study every phase in the history of our universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of other stellar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own solar system. By September 30, 2023, NASA will complete commissioning of the James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful and complex space telescope ever built, and begin Webb’s Cycle 2 observations.

Climate Change Research

Use the global vantage point of space to advance our understanding of the Earth system, its processes, and changing climate. By September 30, 2023, NASA will advance climate change research by delivering two new observing systems and an upgrade to NASA’s primary global Earth systems model.

Space Technology Leadership

Ensure American global leadership in space technology innovations through increased partnering with industry and demonstrating key lunar surface and deep space technologies. By September 30, 2023, NASA will demonstrate leadership in space technology by:

  • Enhancing partnerships with industry through delivery or completion of milestones for at least 4 Tipping Point opportunities, and at least 3 critical small business technology transitions to develop capabilities that support NASA and commercial needs;
  • Delivering at least 3 new technologies that will be demonstrated on the lunar surface or in lunar orbit; and
  • Completing at least 2 major milestones for projects that increase the nation’s capabilities in deep space.