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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 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

 
With the Boeing Starliner Docked to the ISS, NASA Preps SLS Rocket for Rollout. Take Two
With the Boeing Starliner Docked to the ISS, NASA Preps SLS Rocket for Rollout. Take Two

23 May 2022, 11:54 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA said over the weekend it plans to roll out the Space Launch System rocket in early June, wet dress rehearsal test coming two weeks after that

 
Here’s the Complicated Road to the Perfect Artemis I Launch Windows
Here’s the Complicated Road to the Perfect Artemis I Launch Windows

21 May 2022, 04:02 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA has to take into account a wide variety of factors when choosing the launch windows for the Artemis I mission, even so plenty of dates on the table

 
Here Is How Amazon Alexa Is Going to the Moon
Here Is How Amazon Alexa Is Going to the Moon

1 May 2022, 04:12 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Lockheed Martin, Amazon and Cisco working together to create a human-machine interface for the Orion spaceship using Alexa and Webex

 
Helga and Zohar Are No Ordinary Mannequins, They Pave the Way for Women Flying to the Moon
Helga and Zohar Are No Ordinary Mannequins, They Pave the Way for Women Flying to the Moon

29 Apr 2022, 03:47 UTC · By: Otilia Drăgan / These unusual mannequins flying to the Moon this summer onboard the Orion capsule are meant to mimic the human body to perfection

 
Massive Moon Rocket Is Out and About for the First Time, Heading for the Launch Pad
Massive Moon Rocket Is Out and About for the First Time, Heading for the Launch Pad

18 Mar 2022, 07:07 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA rolls out the Space Launch System rocket of the Artemis program for the first time, structure on route to launch pad for wet dress rehearsal test

 
Space Launch System Boosters Now Have the NASA Worm
Space Launch System Boosters Now Have the NASA Worm

16 Mar 2022, 08:36 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA completes the painting of the iconic worm logo on the boosters of the Space Launch System rocket, SLS moving to the pad this week

 
Perseverance Took 11 Million Human Names to Mars, NASA Plans to Fly Some Around the Moon
Perseverance Took 11 Million Human Names to Mars, NASA Plans to Fly Some Around the Moon

3 Mar 2022, 09:58 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA opens registration books for people willing to send their names on a trip around the Moon on Artemis I, boarding passes issued

 
NASA Keeps Space Launch System Flight Batteries in Superstore-Like Glass Door Fridge
NASA Keeps Space Launch System Flight Batteries in Superstore-Like Glass Door Fridge

22 Feb 2022, 09:21 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA shows how it stores flight batteries for the Space Launch System rocket at 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4.4 degrees Celsius)

 
Here Are the Space Launch System Solid Rocket Boosters in a Few Hard to Grasp Numbers
Here Are the Space Launch System Solid Rocket Boosters in a Few Hard to Grasp Numbers

12 Feb 2022, 03:46 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The solid rocket boosters on the Space Launch System rocket provide up to 75 percent of thrust during the first moments of the flight

 
Snoopy Is NASA’s Low Tech Zero Gravity Indicator for Artemis I
Snoopy Is NASA’s Low Tech Zero Gravity Indicator for Artemis I

5 Feb 2022, 05:16 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA will be sending into space on board Artemis I a Snoopy doll in honor of half a century of relations with the Charles Schulz character

 
Artemis I Countdown Timer Now Showing 15 Days Left to Launch, It's Dead Wrong
Artemis I Countdown Timer Now Showing 15 Days Left to Launch, It's Dead Wrong

28 Jan 2022, 14:22 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Despite the fact the NASA official countdown timer for the Artemis I mission shows 15 days left, it's likely the mission will depart toward the end of March

 
NASA Contradicts Own Artemis I Launch Timer, to Roll Out SLS in Mid-February
NASA Contradicts Own Artemis I Launch Timer, to Roll Out SLS in Mid-February

12 Jan 2022, 12:31 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The rollout of the Space Launch System for the Artemis I launch to take place sometime in mid-February, official timer says launch scheduled for February 12

 
Amazon Alexa Is Going to the Moon on Artemis I, To Work Without Internet Connection
Amazon Alexa Is Going to the Moon on Artemis I, To Work Without Internet Connection

5 Jan 2022, 14:32 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Lockheed Martin managed to integrate Amazon Alexa and Webex by Cisco into a single solution, to fly it on the Artemis I mission to the Moon

 
Here Is the Heart That Will Keep the Orion Spacecraft Alive
Here Is the Heart That Will Keep the Orion Spacecraft Alive

4 Dec 2021, 10:22 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The Orion spacecraft that will depart for the Moon in 2022 gets its power from a space shuttle-derived module made in Europe

 
Artemis I Countdown Timer Is Live, Here’s Where to Track Remaining Days
Artemis I Countdown Timer Is Live, Here’s Where to Track Remaining Days

1 Dec 2021, 10:39 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA allows to public to take part in the Artemis I pre-launch jitters by allowing people access to a countdown timer to the February launch