NASA could launch the Artemis-1 mission around the moon.

NASA’s return of astronauts to the moon will require a successful test flight of the giant Space Launch System rocket and the Orion capsule it will carry. The mission is years behind schedule and far over budget. But during 2022, it is expected to make its first flight. No astronauts will be aboard the Orion spacecraft as it circles the moon and returns to Earth for this flight. The next trip could have humans aboard. Read more about NASA’s long path back to the moon here: