According to the administrator of NASA's scientific division, the organisation wants to shift human work toward Mars exploration.
There is a lot of science that has to be done on NASA's lunar mission.
The search for lunar water and Artemis 1's other scientific goals constitute the start of a major moon-to-Mars campaign.
Thomas Zurbuchen, the agency's associate administrator, told Space.com in an interview.
The goal of the Artemis programme, according to Zurbuchen, is to conduct sustained moon exploration while also turning around and focusing on Mars as a final destination.
After the publication of the most recent decadal report on planetary science in April 2022, he underlined that lunar science is very important.
At these locations, flight systems, rockets, and technology are focused on similar difficulties.