NASA return to the Moon could be imperiled by politics
NASA's flagship program to get people back to the Moon is at risk in the debate over the country's budget.
Why it matters: The Artemis program has survived two presidential administrations and has bipartisan support in Congress.
Both administrations have worked to reduce the political risk of the multibillion-dollar program, awarding multiple contracts to commercial companies in multiple states and partnering with international space agencies.
What's happening: Efforts to insulate Artemis from possible cuts, delays and cancellation are facing a major test with the current budget fight on Capitol Hill.