Artemis Generation: a small step for them, a giant leap for humanity

Publication date: April 5, 2024

Welcome aboard our exciting space mission! Have you ever dreamed of traveling through space and exploring other planets? Let’s let our imaginations soar as we discover the boundaries of space exploration, science, and technology. With this project, we embark on a mission that will take us to explore the Moon in an inclusive manner, in a new era of lunar exploration called Artemis. 

In a world where dreams of space exploration come true, the figure of Callie Rodriguez emerges as a beacon of inspiration. Although Callie is a fictional character from NASA’s graphic novels “First Woman,” her story resonates with an upcoming historic milestone: the first woman astronaut and person of colour to set foot on the Moon. 

This feat not only represents a small step for these brave explorers but a giant leap for humanity, inspiring future generations to reach for the stars. Practical activities inspired by Callie and LEGO Education materials invite us to discover NASA’s pioneering women and to dream of becoming the engineers of tomorrow. 

Celebrating women pioneers 

The Apollo landing on the Moon marked a small step for man and a giant leap for humanity. However, we owe much to women. Have you ever wondered how many women are involved in projects like Artemis? While we often think of past pioneers like Amelia Earhart, Jerrie Cobb, Bessie Coleman, Katherine Johnson, and Valentina Tereshkova, we want to turn our gaze towards the present and the future. 

Finally, with this project, we aspire to visualise the future from a current perspective. Artemis represents a unique opportunity for a woman, possibly a European woman, to walk on the Moon for the first time. Our goal is to promote scientific careers among women. We will highlight figures like Sara Garcia, a scientist who longs to explore space. Who can deny that among us there are future aeronautical engineers? 

Paving the way for women to lead space exploration 

We want to showcase and continue the path that other women have forged throughout history. Instead of merely acknowledging the past, we seek to inspire and pave the way for women who will lead space exploration in the future. Under the umbrella of the Artemis programme, we will explore regions of the Moon never before visited, bridging the unknown of space with curriculum content in science, language, and mathematics. 

We use Extended Reality (visual reality and augmented reality) to experience the unseen and combine our imagination with reading and comic creation. This project has allowed us to discover the different types of spacecraft and their functions, as well as to understand the mechanical characteristics and functions of a rover, a key piece in the exploration of nearby planets. 

We delve into the world of robotics, where we build and programme our own tools using a block-based computational language. In addition to developing technical skills, we have fostered problem-solving, teamwork, curiosity, creativity, and interest in culture, science, and technology. 

The Artemis Mission is more than space exploration; it is a symbol of equality and hope. With each new discovery and every mission accomplished, we are reminded that space is not the limit but only the beginning.