The spacecraft was now unpowered and travelling up Earth's gravity well, decelerating all the way until it got close enough to the Moon for the Moon's own gravity to take over and accelerate the craft towards it.
In addition to the more obvious representations featured in the logo, NASA has also revealed that the "A" extends past the Moon as a nod to the program's goal of going beyond the Moon to Mars.
When Apollo 11 neared its destination, taking nearly three days for the near quarter million mile journey; the astronauts performed a braking manoeuvre to slow the craft and place it in lunar orbit.
Following two initial missions-Artemis 1 (uncrewed) and Artemis 2 (crewed)-Artemis 3 will launch the next American moonwalkers into "a new era of exploration", NASA said.
Vice President Mike Pence confirmed Saturday the US first will return to the moon, and then Mars, in upcoming space travel.
After Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon, the initial craze for lunar exploration waned.
The UK Space Agency is already bidding for a role on the proposed Lunar Orbital Platform - an outpost which will serve as a base for astronauts exploring The Moon.
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The climax of that programme came almost 50 years ago when two astronauts landed on the Moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission, which cost $6 billion at the time, equivalent to $30 billion today.
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin is not one to mince words, and now the American hero defined why, 50 years on from the history-making mission, he's "disappointed" with NASA.
NASA has had this opportunity, off and on, presented and taken away from it for the past 15 years. Four days later, Aldrin and Armstrong touched down on the lunar surface. We landed on the moon with 250 million Americans watching our backs.
These landers will have many other customers as well, if all goes according to plan: Companies such as Astrobotic, Moon Express, Blue Origin and ispace envision significant and diverse demand for their lunar-transportation services.
"Standing before you today, I am proud to report, at the direction of the President of the United States of America, America will return to the moon within the next five years", Pence said earlier in the speech. The capsule on deck for the program's first operational mission in 2022 was sitting beside the stage.
"When we go to Mars, we're going to have to be there for a long period of time, so we need to learn how to live and work on another world", he said. I'll be walking along down my street at night, when it's starting to get dark and I sense something over my right shoulder and I look up and see that little silver sliver up there and think, 'Oh that's the Moon!
The issue came up again Friday, when Collins and Aldrin met with the president, vice president and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in the Oval Office.