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NASA's mission patch for the Artemis moon program saw space for the first time during a dramatic spacewalk earlier this week.
The agency, which plans to send crews to the moon's surface by 2024, unveiled the new logo last month. NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Drew Morgan conducted the first spacewalk since then on Wednesday (Aug. 21), with Hague showing off the patch that those future moon landers will wear.
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NASA astronaut Nick Hague sports an Artemis program logo during his spacewalk on Aug. 22, 2019.
The patch shows a dramatic white "A" floating in black space above a blue horizon that represents Earth. A red ribbon, which denotes the new crews' path to the moon, flows from Earth's horizon to a small, white moon near the back of the patch.
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"The work happening now is paving the way for the future," NASA said in a statement. "We are going to the moon to stay, by 2024. NASA's Artemis lunar exploration program will send the first woman and the next man to [the] surface of the Moon within five years, and prepare for human exploration...
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