The Artemis I Moon mission will launch this week as scheduled in an exciting night launch, NASA has announced, despite Tropical Storm Nicole’s 100 mph winds lashing the Florida Space Coast last week.
The Saturn V “Moon rocket” of the agency, which was last employed in 1973, is not even close to the size of the SLS. The SLS is a “Moon rocket” that is 322 feet tall and 8.8 million pounds (3.9 million kg) in thrust.
While an astronomer will webcast real-time pictures of the spacecraft hurtling across Europe immediately after takeoff, the space agency has also confirmed its intentions for live coverage. Here is all the information you require to enjoy this particularly unique rocket launch.
Long-distance spacecraft Artemis I travels 1.3 million miles (2.1 million kilometres) to the Moon, beyond the Moon, and then back. It will test both the Orion spacecraft for crewed missions to the Moon and NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), the largest rocket ever built.
The historic launch will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 1:04 a.m. EST (6:04 a.m. GMT) over a two-hour window. That occurs at 10:04 p.m. on November 15, 2022.
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