"Artemis" is the name of NASA's plan to return to the lunar surface in 2024, including the first female and a male astronaut. Artemis is the twin sister and moon god of Apollo in Greek mythology. On Friday, NASA unveiled a "new identity" for the "Artemis" program, showing a new logo with considerable potential.
The center of the logo is the letter A, which is above the earth, and behind it is the moon. A series of red - NASA called "Rocket Red", other colors called "Earth Blue" and "Lunar Silver" - both completed A and showed the flight path from the Earth to the Moon.
However, there are more subtexts in this logo - for example, NASA said that "A" symbolizes the arrow used by Artemis and the rocket. In fact, the tip of A extends beyond the moon, and the trajectory from the Earth to the moon is painted red, which represents the "Artemis" plan is the first step for humans to enter Mars. Even the “new moon” that represents the earth has a double meaning, because it also represents the arch of Artemis.
Therefore, the new logo of the "Artemis" mission must have many potential implications. On July 20, 1969, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. NASA’s announcement of the logo coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. The goal of the Artemis program is to return to the moon by 2024.