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Live Coverage: Artemis I

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Artemis I is the first mission of the new Moon exploration program, the second such effort in the history of mankind after the Apollo of the 1960s. It’s the test flight for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the Orion spaceship, and it’s scheduled to lift off on August 29 at 8:33 a.m. EDT (12:33 UTC).

The mission will have Orion travel 280,000 miles (450,000 km) away from Earth, putting it some 40,000 miles (64,000 km) behind the far side of the Moon. It’s the farthest any spacecraft designed to carry humans has ever gone.

If successful, Artemis I will be followed by a crewed flight that will not land on the Moon (Artemis II), and the one that will put human boots on the surface, Artemis III, probably by the end of the decade. For the first time in history, some of the feet filling those boots will belong to a woman and a person of color.

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All We Know About the Artemis II Crewed Mission Around the Moon
All We Know About the Artemis II Crewed Mission Around the Moon

27 May 2023, 23:58 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / A little more than a year is left until we send the first humans to the Moon as part of the Artemis program, so here's a rundown of what we know so far

 
All Systems Go for Sending Humans 'Round the Moon, Artemis I Data Clears the Way
All Systems Go for Sending Humans 'Round the Moon, Artemis I Data Clears the Way

8 Mar 2023, 11:11 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Artemis I data reviewed so far by NASA engineers confirms what we all saw with our own eyes: the mission was a smashing success

 
SLS Rocket Exceeds Expectations, Preparations Commence for Artemis II
SLS Rocket Exceeds Expectations, Preparations Commence for Artemis II

29 Jan 2023, 15:28 UTC · By: Bogdan Bebeselea / After a preliminary analysis of the SLS launch, NASA determined that the first Artemis mission was a success, with the rocket meeting or exceeding expectations

 
One of Artemis I’s Cube-Sat Missions Is in Deep Trouble, Time Running Out for Lunar Orbit
One of Artemis I’s Cube-Sat Missions Is in Deep Trouble, Time Running Out for Lunar Orbit

6 Jan 2023, 01:30 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Let's take a deep dive and find out why Artemis I's secondary mission is in serious jeopardy in the first place. It's not what you think.

 
USS Portland Brings Orion Capsule to Port After a Month and 1.4 Million Miles in Space
USS Portland Brings Orion Capsule to Port After a Month and 1.4 Million Miles in Space

15 Dec 2022, 11:55 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The Orion spaceship reached San Diego on Wednesday after spending almost a month and 1.4 million miles in the vacuum of space

 
Orion Spaceship Splashed Down 50 Years After the Apollo 17 Moon Landing, What’s Next?
Orion Spaceship Splashed Down 50 Years After the Apollo 17 Moon Landing, What’s Next?

12 Dec 2022, 08:31 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The Orion spaceship is now back home after traveling “farther than any spacecraft designed to carry humans and return them to Earth”

 
Artemis I Makes Rocket Science Look Easy, Sets Course for Return to Earth
Artemis I Makes Rocket Science Look Easy, Sets Course for Return to Earth

5 Dec 2022, 20:28 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / All that's left now is the cruising stage back to Low Earth Orbit (LEO), followed by a de-orbit maneuver to get Orion back down to the Pacific Ocean safely

 
Artemis I's Orion Can't Stop Shattering Records, II and III's Will Be Even More Amazing
Artemis I's Orion Can't Stop Shattering Records, II and III's Will Be Even More Amazing

29 Nov 2022, 19:43 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / As of right now, Artemis II is planning to take three Americans and one Canadian on the first circumnavigation of the Moon's orbit in decades

 
Artemis I's Orion Dazzles Scientists, Shatters Records as it Parks in Lunar Orbit
Artemis I's Orion Dazzles Scientists, Shatters Records as it Parks in Lunar Orbit

26 Nov 2022, 21:15 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Among these records also include the maiden launch of the most powerful super-heavy booster rocket ever assembled, as it Artemis I needed more credentials.

 
NASA Goes All Astronaut Snoopy on New York During Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
NASA Goes All Astronaut Snoopy on New York During Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

25 Nov 2022, 11:02 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA makes an impressive appearance during Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York with Astronaut Snoopy, a huge representation of the Orion zero-g indicator

 
Orion Spaceship Ready to Orbit the Moon, It’ll Take Six Days to Start Heading Home
Orion Spaceship Ready to Orbit the Moon, It’ll Take Six Days to Start Heading Home

25 Nov 2022, 07:31 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The Orion Artemis I spaceship is getting ready for lunar distant retrograde orbit, it'll take it six days to get on course back to Earth

 
NASA Briefly Lost Contact With Orion, Spaceship Moving Deeper Into Space
NASA Briefly Lost Contact With Orion, Spaceship Moving Deeper Into Space

24 Nov 2022, 07:38 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Latest NASA update on the Artemis I mission talks of brief communications loss with the Orion spaceship and the capsule moving deeper into space

 
Here’s Snoopy Floating Inside the Orion Spacecraft, No Sign of Shaun the Sheep
Here’s Snoopy Floating Inside the Orion Spacecraft, No Sign of Shaun the Sheep

22 Nov 2022, 10:58 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA shows images from inside the Orion spaceship currently making its run around the Moon, Campos Moonikin astronaut dummy and Snoopy visible

 
Launch Pad Mics Record Artemis I Launch, Get Ready to Be Stunned
Launch Pad Mics Record Artemis I Launch, Get Ready to Be Stunned

22 Nov 2022, 06:31 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Space cinematographers Cosmic Perspective give us another feel at the Artemis I launch, this time focus on the sounds of the rocket's engines

 
Orion Spaceship Hours Away From Lunar Outbound Burn, Here’s Where to Watch
Orion Spaceship Hours Away From Lunar Outbound Burn, Here’s Where to Watch

21 Nov 2022, 08:59 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Orion spaceship is about to embark on its long journey past the satellite, just five days into its over 25 days mission.

 
Artemis I Nearly Complete With Days Long Drag Race to Lunar Orbit
Artemis I Nearly Complete With Days Long Drag Race to Lunar Orbit

20 Nov 2022, 16:34 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / This outbound coasting phase may feel like an eternity compared to the breakneck pace of earlier stages. But rest assured, there's goodies on the other side

 
Orion Spaceship Powers Up Callisto, Amazon Alexa Is Now in Space
Orion Spaceship Powers Up Callisto, Amazon Alexa Is Now in Space

18 Nov 2022, 08:59 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA engineers say they've powered up the Callisto communications and information hardware on the Orion spaceship as it heads for the Moon

 
Smile, Planet! Orion Sent the First Photo of Earth From 58,000 Miles Away and You're in It
Smile, Planet! Orion Sent the First Photo of Earth From 58,000 Miles Away and You're in It

16 Nov 2022, 21:35 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / Artemis I mission to the Moon is relying on data links between the spacecraft and mission control on Earth; 16 cameras are the precise eyes in the skies

 
The Artemis I Launch Also Has Its Own Spotify Playlist With a Hidden Message
The Artemis I Launch Also Has Its Own Spotify Playlist With a Hidden Message

16 Nov 2022, 16:11 UTC · By: Monica Coman / It’s a big day for science, as Artemis I finally launched after nearly two months of waiting, which is a good cause to create a Spotify playlist

 
At Long Last, Artemis I Launches With Flying Colors, Proves the Haters Wrong
At Long Last, Artemis I Launches With Flying Colors, Proves the Haters Wrong

16 Nov 2022, 07:13 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / With the pride of a nation on its back and several hundred tons of hydrogen fuel and oxidizer, the climax of of Artemis I didn't dissapoint