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Middle School
COPUOS: 
Mars, Moon, and Artemis

INTERMEDIATE COMMITTEE

Have you ever considered the vastness of space, but then thought about the attainability of the moon and Mars? In the past months, NASA launched the Artemis I spacecraft, which will enable new space exploration for humanity. The Artemis expedition will be responsible for sending the first woman and the first person of color to the moon, and is also crucial to gaining new information about the moon and Mars. NASA and the United States are heading this mission, but the benefits will be seen globally. With a new base camp being built on the moon, future Artemis expeditions will be easier, but with this new path of discovery, nations must consider the benefits, but also the potential challenges and consequences. Delegates will debate and come to solutions about how this expedition should be used and how deeply the planets, notably the moon and Artemis, should be explored. Is it worth the time, money, and resources to send a human to Mars, or should rover expeditions be continued without humans? Does your nation support space exploration and do they want to become more involved in the Artemis mission? Should the United States really be heading the mission, or should NASA expand their resources for a more global system? Delegates will debate these questions and more in the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), and will establish a peaceful path forward for the Artemis expeditions and general expansion into space.

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