CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Watch NASA TV’s live coverage of the next launch attempt of Artemis I – NASA’s first mission to the moon since 1972. This is NASA’s next attempt, after earlier attempts in the past months were canceled due to technical problems and weather conditions. August 29, 2022 should be the first step for NASA and for America to travel to the Moon and beyond, but was a major disappointment for many space enthusiasts worldwide. The lauch attempts that day were postponed do to technical issues with rocket engine 3. Later dates in September and October were also postponed due to weather conditions and again, technical issues. Today, November 16, 2022, the Artemis I Moon Mission will finally launch, this time at night during a two-hour launch window that opens at 1:04 AM EST (0604 UTC). ‘We are going,’ NASA said on YouTube.
During Artemis I, Orion will lift off aboard the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, and travel 280,000 miles (450,000 km) from Earth and 40,000 miles (64,000 km) beyond the far side of the Moon, carrying science and technology payloads to expand our understanding of lunar science, technology developments, and deep space radiation. Through Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone to send astronauts to Mars for the first time in human history.
For more info about the Artemis I Mission, please visit NASA’s website here.
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