The Artemis Space Program Flag: To the Moon (and Beyond)
Returning To The Unknown
Before we had billionaires eccentric enough to turn space travel into a side hustle, there was a wild space race during the Cold War. At one point in time, space travel was a battle for superiority between the Americans and Soviets, but since the moon landing in 1964, it’s become something more.
In the 2010s and 2020s, private space companies have inspired NASA to return to its glory years with a larger-than-life, out-of-this world goal: to become multiplanetary. And this all starts with the moon…again.
The Ultimate Goal
If we already went to the moon, then why are we doing it again? Been there, done that, right? After the Apollo missions, the world changed, and space exploration became far less of a priority compared to the space race of the 60’s and early 70’s.
Other priorities surfaced, and projects like space shuttles to document other planets, rovers, and satellites became projects that took precedence over human space travel and moon landings. Now, there’s a fire under NASA’s butt and it isn’t due to jet fuel.
People like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk took space exploration private in recent years to reinvigorate the possibilities around space travel and explore the idea of having future settlements on other planets.
Even though those larger than life goals are a bit out there, NASA’s current Artemis work, as illustrated on the Artemis space program flag, has the primary goal of exploring more of the moon and documenting scientific discoveries. It’s very early on in the grand scheme of the mission plans, with NASA currently working on the second mission in the 10-part proposed series.
The Flawless Design
Each part of the Artemis space program flag has a purpose and meaning. The blue semicircle at the bottom of the logo represents the Earth, and the light gray triangle represents the Artemis rocketship itself. The red path curving from the earth and through the triangle represents the rocket’s long journey to the moon, which is symbolized by the darker gray circle behind the rocket. The red line also cuts through the rocket symbol to make a stylized letter ‘A,’ for Artemis.
Altogether, the logo paints a clear picture of what these missions are all about. We are going back to the moon, and this time, we are going to do a lot more than plant flags and jump a
round. So far, the Artemis 1 has been completed and successfully orbited the moon in an unmanned mission, bringing us one step closer to making that dream a reality.
At Gettysburg Flag Works, we have been given permission to create and distribute the Artemis space program flag, and we couldn’t be more excited. Spreading awareness about this mission and equipping you with a beautifully designed flag is an absolute honor! Get your own Artemis flag today.