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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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Artemis I November Launch Dates Might Be Last Chance to Get Moon Program Going This Year
Artemis I November Launch Dates Might Be Last Chance to Get Moon Program Going This Year

13 Oct 2022, 07:44 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA set new launch dates for the Artemis I uncrewed mission to the Moon in November, if they fail it's unlikely a December launch will be possible

 
Artemis I Just Fine After Superstorm Ian, Launch Window Set for mid November
Artemis I Just Fine After Superstorm Ian, Launch Window Set for mid November

3 Oct 2022, 19:50 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Meanwhile, the SLS team will be spending its time in the VAB attending to issues that plagued the rocket in its first two launch attempts

 
Artemis I's SLS Rocket Safe In VAB From Florida's Worst Superstorm, Here's What's Next
Artemis I's SLS Rocket Safe In VAB From Florida's Worst Superstorm, Here's What's Next

29 Sep 2022, 20:38 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / At least from NASA's point of view, there's a sense that bringing Artemis I's 321-foot SLS rocket back to its gargantuan assembly building was a regroup.]

 
Fire Alarm Rings in NASA Vehicle Assembly Building After the Artemis I Rocket Gets There
Fire Alarm Rings in NASA Vehicle Assembly Building After the Artemis I Rocket Gets There

28 Sep 2022, 08:25 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA rolled back to the Vehicle Assembly Building the SLS Artemis I rocket yesterday, a fire alarm was triggered shortly after

 
Artemis I's SLS Rocket Reverses Back to World's Largest Garage, Braces for Hurricane Ian
Artemis I's SLS Rocket Reverses Back to World's Largest Garage, Braces for Hurricane Ian

27 Sep 2022, 03:34 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Since August 17th, the SLS booster rocket and its payload of a single Orion Command Capsule with its ESA Service Module have sat at KSC's Launch Complex 39B.

 
Hydrogen Leak Is Artemis I’s New Name, Problem Just Won’t Go Away
Hydrogen Leak Is Artemis I’s New Name, Problem Just Won’t Go Away

22 Sep 2022, 07:29 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA once again was faced with a hydrogen leak on the Artemis I Space Launch System rocket, managed to push through it but things don't look good

 
NASA Unsure SLS Leak Fix Will Hold, Plans to Test It This Week in Cryo Run
NASA Unsure SLS Leak Fix Will Hold, Plans to Test It This Week in Cryo Run

20 Sep 2022, 06:17 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / On Wednesday, September 21, NASA will conduct a cryogenic test of the repaired Space Launch System rocket, launch depends on its success

 
NASA Pushes Artemis I Launch Date to September 27, Still Hoping for a 2022 Launch
NASA Pushes Artemis I Launch Date to September 27, Still Hoping for a 2022 Launch

13 Sep 2022, 06:42 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA says the Artemis I launch could happen on September 27, or October 2. As it stands, some feel it won't happen at all this year

 
Chinese Manned Lunar Program Will Challenge NASA's Artemis, Aims to Mine Moon Minerals
Chinese Manned Lunar Program Will Challenge NASA's Artemis, Aims to Mine Moon Minerals

12 Sep 2022, 11:46 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / It's all too easy to assume this slew of Chinese Lunar probe missions is indicative of a formal announcement of a state-run manned Lunar landing program

 
NASA Repairs Leaky Fuel Seals on Artemis I's SLS Rocket, Next Launch Try Sep 23rd
NASA Repairs Leaky Fuel Seals on Artemis I's SLS Rocket, Next Launch Try Sep 23rd

12 Sep 2022, 10:35 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / The next step in the Artemis I mission, now delayed over a week and counting, will consist of a complex tanking ground test that will stress the new fuel seals

 
NASA Starts Fixing SLS Rocket Right on the Launch Pad, Not Going Back to VAB Yet
NASA Starts Fixing SLS Rocket Right on the Launch Pad, Not Going Back to VAB Yet

7 Sep 2022, 06:44 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA says it'll replace the leaking quick disconnect seal linking the SLS to mobile launcher's fuel line right on the launch pad

 
NASA Scrubs Artemis I Launch Again, Hydrogen Leak Comes Back to Haunt the Mission
NASA Scrubs Artemis I Launch Again, Hydrogen Leak Comes Back to Haunt the Mission

3 Sep 2022, 17:06 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / The second launch attempt of NASA's Artemis I mission to the Moon was postponed. The agency encountered a leak while fueling the rocket's core stage

 
Interview: Every Kilo Counts, Why the ESA's Service Module Is the Brains Behind Artemis
Interview: Every Kilo Counts, Why the ESA's Service Module Is the Brains Behind Artemis

2 Sep 2022, 20:20 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / If the Lockheed Martin Orion is at the heart of Artemis, and the SLS rocket is the soul, think of the European Service Module as the brains of the operation.

 
Artemis I is Probably Go for Launch Tomorrow, NASA Press Conference Details
Artemis I is Probably Go for Launch Tomorrow, NASA Press Conference Details

2 Sep 2022, 17:08 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / A series of mechanical anomalies were responsible for the first scrubbed launch attempt on Monday. A spot of bad weather did little to help matters.

 
NASA's Saturn IB Rocket Doesn't Get Enough Love, Let's Change That
NASA's Saturn IB Rocket Doesn't Get Enough Love, Let's Change That

1 Sep 2022, 18:43 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / If not for the considerable genius of the ex-German rocket architect named Wernher Von Braun and his entourage of German scientists, there would no be an Apollo

 
Here’s How to Track the Orion Spacecraft After the SLS Sends It to the Moon This Weekend
Here’s How to Track the Orion Spacecraft After the SLS Sends It to the Moon This Weekend

1 Sep 2022, 08:33 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA is to make a second attempt at sending the Orion spaceship on a trip to the Moon and back, there's a way to track its movement

 
NASA Astrovans: Ferrying Astronauts to Their Awaiting Spacecraft Since 1967
NASA Astrovans: Ferrying Astronauts to Their Awaiting Spacecraft Since 1967

1 Sep 2022, 02:20 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Today, the first Astrovan, as most people would identify it, is on display next to the very same Saturn V rocket it once ferried astronauts

 
SLS vs Saturn V: the Key Differences Up Close and Personal
SLS vs Saturn V: the Key Differences Up Close and Personal

31 Aug 2022, 17:59 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Most people present at LC-39's press building the evening before Artemis I's first launch attempt weren't even born when Apollo was active.

 
This Building Outside US Space Force Station Chronicles History of NASA's Rocket Programs
This Building Outside US Space Force Station Chronicles History of NASA's Rocket Programs

31 Aug 2022, 01:09 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / In terms of neighbors, the brave little Sands Space History Center has the cream of the crop. Not only the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, but also SpaceX.

 
NASA Tells All on Scrubbed Launch of Artemis I, Rescheduled for September 3rd
NASA Tells All on Scrubbed Launch of Artemis I, Rescheduled for September 3rd

30 Aug 2022, 23:30 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Just now, NASA's Office of Communications released a live press conference answering a slew of questions as to why Artemis I's launch was scrubbed.