NASA delays Artemis lunar program by about a year.

Artemis 2 set for September 2025, Artemis 3 in September 2026.

Artemis 2, with a four person crew, originally planned for November, Artemis 3 targeted December 2025.

Follows 2022's uncrewed Artemis I mission, aiming to return astronauts to the moon.

Delay confirmed by NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, aligning with CNN and Reuters reports.

Challenges and delays expected, highlighted by NASA's Inspector General in a report.

Artemis program involves various companies like Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin,

SpaceX, Blue Origin, Axiom Space, and RTX’s Collins Aerospace.

Companies face obstacles, including development and technology setbacks.

Artemis program plagued by significant delays and-

budget overruns, with over $42 billion spent since 2012.

Initial Artemis missions estimated to cost $4.2 billion per launch,

according to the agency’s Inspector General.