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NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission: Live updates

Written by Nuel

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission will be the agency’s first big step toward returning astronauts to the lunar surface.

Previously known as Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1), Artemis 1 will be the primary dry run of the office’s new Space Launch System megarocket and the Orion team container.


The SLS rocket will send off the uncrewed Orion shuttle on a roughly 26-day mission, during which it will endure six days circling the moon prior to getting back to Earth.

NASA authorities are holding a news meeting today (Feb. 2) at 12 p.m. EST (1700 GMT) to talk about the postponed rollout of the SLS rocket. You can stand by listening to the video chat live in the window above, politeness of NASA.


While the groups are not figuring out any serious problems, NASA has added extra chance to finish closeout exercises inside the VAB [Vehicle Assembly Building] before carrying the rocket out interestingly,” organization authorities wrote in an explanation.


Artemis 1 is NASA’s first mission to the moon under the agency’s Artemis program, which aims to send astronauts to the moon by around 2025 or so. That crewed moon landing will occur on the Artemis 3 mission.

As the first to fly, Artemis 1 will not carry a crew, but will fly on a trip around the moon with instruments, cubesats and more aboard. The mission will use the new Space Launch System to launch an Orion space capsule to the moon and back.


The rollout of that SLS moon rocket is expected sometime in March, with NASA due to give an update on that process today.

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