Washington, May 14 -- NASAs ambitious plan to put the first woman on the Moon by 2024 has been named Artemis. It was set in motion following an additional increase to the agency's budget.

NASA's plans for the first woman on the lunar surface ever comes nearly five decades after the men set their foot there.

Artemis is the Greek goddess of the Moon and twin sister of the god Apollo. The Apollo program famously put the first men on the lunar surface in the 1960 and 70s, the CNN reported.

Trump announced on Monday that he was adding $1.6 billion to NASA's budget "so that we can return to Space in a BIG WAY!" said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

"Under my Administration, we are restoring @NASA to greatness and we are going back to the M...