NASA's acting administrator said Wednesday evening that the landing of people on the Moon within the Artemis mission in 2024 is still an unattainable goal due to lack of funds.

"The 2024 lunar landing goal may no longer be a realistic target due to the last two years of appropriations, which did not provide enough funding to make 2024 achievable," the acting administrator. In light of this, we are reviewing the program for the most efficient path forward,” says Steve Jurczyk.

Jurczyk noted that government funding for the space agency has been insufficient over the past two years. In order to manage to land people on the Moon by 2024, the American authorities must allocate more funds for the Artemis program.

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NASA has extended the research contracts of three companies. Two of these companies will be selected for the Artemis program, which provides for the landing of astronauts on the Moon.

Note that two weeks ago, Jen Psaki, the press secretary of US President Joe Biden, said that the administration of the new president of the USA would support the Artemis program and help with the implementation of the mission to land people on the Moon. However, Biden's spokeswoman did provide any further details.

According to the founders of the program, Artemis should be a wide and varied international space exploration program based on the principles of exploring the Moon, Mars, comets, and asteroids for peaceful purposes.

As part of the program, it was planned to land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Earth's satellite until 2024. The aim of the program is to organize scientific research and find economic benefits from the use of the Moon.

Three companies apply for participation in Artemis: Elon Musk's SpaceX, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, and Dynetics.