NASA is on a serious mission. It is at a rapid pace bringing on partners and making alliances. That show it is very serious indeed. It started with a statement that it would pay commercial enterprises to mine the moon for rare metals. It then provided its intention to set the first woman and man astronaut on the moon. However, its overall objective is to build a permanent presence with a moon station. It informed this is going to be in three stages with its Artemis project.
It has two other loftier ambitions to explore Mars and the fuel source required will also if achieved help with climate change with a clean and much more clean energy source through its Lattice containment nuclear fusion clean energy.