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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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NASA's Moon Rocket Faces Engine Issue, Artemis I Countdown Put on Hold
NASA's Moon Rocket Faces Engine Issue, Artemis I Countdown Put on Hold

29 Aug 2022, 12:27 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / The Artemis I launch seems to be plagued by various issues. NASA has enountered a problem with one of its rocket's engines and had to put the countdown on hold

 
Artemis I Rocket Leaks Liquid Hydrogen, NASA Pushes Through
Artemis I Rocket Leaks Liquid Hydrogen, NASA Pushes Through

29 Aug 2022, 10:30 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / In less than 4 hours, Artemis I will launch from Launch Pad 39B. The mission will kickstart the Artemis program, which is expected to return humans on the Moon

 
Live Coverage: Artemis I Launch
Live Coverage: Artemis I Launch

29 Aug 2022, 07:14 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Artemis I, the first mission of humanity's second Moon exploration program, is taking off today. Check back here for hot updates

 
T-Minus 12 Hours: The Vibe at KSC The Day Before Artemis I's Launch Is Unreal
T-Minus 12 Hours: The Vibe at KSC The Day Before Artemis I's Launch Is Unreal

29 Aug 2022, 00:46 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Only a handful of Americans still alive today remember what it was like the last time this country had a robust and well-celebrated manned space program.

 
Mother Nature Doesn't Want Artemis I Launching Monday, NASA Will Try Regardless
Mother Nature Doesn't Want Artemis I Launching Monday, NASA Will Try Regardless

28 Aug 2022, 15:32 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Perhaps the most memorable incident of tropical weather-related mishaps during pivotal rocket launches came during the launch of Apollo 12.

 
Interview: Apollo vs Orion, The Key Differences Explained by Lockheed Martin Personnel
Interview: Apollo vs Orion, The Key Differences Explained by Lockheed Martin Personnel

28 Aug 2022, 01:28 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Say hello to Jacquline Acuna, Electrical Test Engineer for Lockheed Martin's Orion Spacecraft, and Gary Napier, spokesperson for Lockheed Martin.

 
Orion Spacecraft Undergoes Final Preparations for Artemis I Launch
Orion Spacecraft Undergoes Final Preparations for Artemis I Launch

25 Aug 2022, 16:52 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / NASA's Artemis I mission to the Moon is closer than ever to launch. Teams have opened the Orion capsule for the last time to inspect its interior

 
NASA's Ready for the Moon, Artemis I Mission Scheduled for Launch on August 29
NASA's Ready for the Moon, Artemis I Mission Scheduled for Launch on August 29

23 Aug 2022, 02:03 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / On August 29th, NASA will officially kickstart the Artemis program. The SLS rocket will blast off with Orion on top from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida

 
Here’s the Artemis I SLS Enjoying Its Last Days on Earth
Here’s the Artemis I SLS Enjoying Its Last Days on Earth

17 Aug 2022, 12:44 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA finished the rollout of the Space Launch System rocket to the Launch Complex 39B, launch of Artemis I still scheduled for August 29

 
NASA Sending Yeast Up on Artemis I, Not Meant for Bread of Beer
NASA Sending Yeast Up on Artemis I, Not Meant for Bread of Beer

12 Aug 2022, 14:41 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The BioSentinel CubeSat is one of ten to be sent to space with the Artemis I mission, to study the effects of space on yeast

 
Here Is the Strange and Colorful Cargo Artemis I Will Carry to the Moon (Full List Inside)
Here Is the Strange and Colorful Cargo Artemis I Will Carry to the Moon (Full List Inside)

11 Aug 2022, 09:43 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA's cargo manifest for the Artemis I mission is three pages long, includes anything from LEGOs to tree and plant seeds.

 
Shaun the Sheep Going to the Moon, Joins Campos Moonikin and Snoopy
Shaun the Sheep Going to the Moon, Joins Campos Moonikin and Snoopy

3 Aug 2022, 11:58 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The European Space Agency will be sending a Shaun the Sheep doll to the Moon on the Artemis I mission, joins dedicated Campos dummy and a Snoopy doll

 
Best Artemis I Launch Viewing Spots Sold Out, a Parking Lot Is Pretty Much All That’s Left
Best Artemis I Launch Viewing Spots Sold Out, a Parking Lot Is Pretty Much All That’s Left

3 Aug 2022, 09:03 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / 2 of the 3 viewing packages NASA offers for the Artemis I launch, the best ones, are already sold out, only Atlantis South, Rocket Garden, or Parking Lot 3 left

 
SLS Rocket Now Has Flight Batteries, Work Underway to Get It Ready for August 29 Launch
SLS Rocket Now Has Flight Batteries, Work Underway to Get It Ready for August 29 Launch

2 Aug 2022, 08:37 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA engineers are now on the final stretch of preparations for the Artemis I Moon launch, rocket and spaceship getting ready inside VAB

 
It’s Time To Get Fired Up About Artemis I’s Launch, the Next Moon Landing Finally in Sight
It’s Time To Get Fired Up About Artemis I’s Launch, the Next Moon Landing Finally in Sight

31 Jul 2022, 13:31 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / If you haven't been paying attention, and we totally understand if you haven't, Artemis I is set to launch its first uncrewed test flight on August 29th

 
Artemis I Is One Step Closer To Launch, the Final One
Artemis I Is One Step Closer To Launch, the Final One

30 Jul 2022, 21:32 UTC · By: Bogdan Bebeselea / NASA is almost done working on the first Space Launch System rocket (SLS), which is the most powerful rocket that NASA ever built

 
Artemis I Rocket to Spend 4th of July in the VAB, Getting Ready for Moon Trip
Artemis I Rocket to Spend 4th of July in the VAB, Getting Ready for Moon Trip

1 Jul 2022, 12:43 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA to start moving the Space Launch System and Orion combo back into the Vehicle Assembly Building on July 1, just in time for Independence Day

 
SLS Test Launch Countdown Stopped at T-29 Seconds. The Thing Leaked Again, So NASA Cheated
SLS Test Launch Countdown Stopped at T-29 Seconds. The Thing Leaked Again, So NASA Cheated

21 Jun 2022, 08:02 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA ended the second wet dress rehearsal test of the Space Launch System without declaring a success, rocket leaked again

 
SLS Rocket Spotted in Living Rooms, on Desks, in Parks and Everywhere
SLS Rocket Spotted in Living Rooms, on Desks, in Parks and Everywhere

20 Jun 2022, 08:58 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA included last week the Space Launch System rocket and the Orion spaceship in the NASA App augmented reality feature

 
Next Week Is Make It or Break It Time for the Artemis I Mission in 2022
Next Week Is Make It or Break It Time for the Artemis I Mission in 2022

13 Jun 2022, 08:11 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA is now planning to conduct the wet dress rehearsal test for the Space Launch System and Orion at the beginning of next week