NASA efficiently launched Artemis 1 at 01:47 a.m. EST (0647 GMT) from Launch Advanced 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Area Middle in Florida.
Artemis 1 is the primary stage of a sequence of missions designed to ship people to the moon as a part of the Artemis program. It’s NASA’s first flight utilizing the brand new Area Launch System (SLS) megarocket and the Orion crew capsule.
The SLS rocket launched the Orion spacecraft on an approximate 25-day mission the place it is going to orbit the moon after which return to Earth.
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On this picture, NASA’s SLS rocket soars into the Florida early morning sky on the Artemis 1 mission.