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Artemis-1

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Mission

Artemis-1

Type: Human Exploration

Artemis-1 (previously Exploration Mission 1) is the first flight on Space Launch System and the second flight of Orion crew spacecraft. Mission is planned to be an uncrewed circumlunar flight.

Mission patch for Artemis-1

Launch Location

Launch Complex 39B

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

196 rockets have launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA.

Rocket

Space Launch System (SLS)

Length: 111 meters
Diameter: 8.4 meters

The Space Launch System (SLS) is an American Space Shuttle-derived heavy expendable launch vehicle. It is part of NASA’s deep space exploration plans including a manned mission to Mars. SLS follows the cancellation of the Constellation program, and is to replace the retired Space Shuttle.

The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket has been launched a total of 0 times with 0 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Type: Government
Abbreviation: NASA
Administration: Administrator: Bill Nelson
Founded: 1958
Launchers: Space Shuttle | SLS
Spacecraft: Orion
Country: USA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
2 months ago

I hope all the best for the first SLS launch and the second Orion launch,Which will both take place with this launch.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
2 months ago

One more thing:Let’s light this candle,To steal a phrase from Alan Shepard.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
2 months ago

Spot on here Aaron.
Let’s make this count NASA your building further on the shoulder of giants .

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
2 months ago

Well folks the bad news is don’t start packing the sandwiches just yet , heard the moon landing mission has been delayed till 2025 due to legal holdups recently but all resolved now . The good news is we can still prepare the SLS so pack the pajamas the trip… Read more »

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
Reply to  Ken & Judy O' Neill
23 days ago

To Ken and Judy,What’s one more year.

Bob Lohr
Bob Lohr
Reply to  Ken & Judy O' Neill
14 days ago

Ken or Judy, If I were to visit at a time when a Rocket would take off, is there one more spectacular than the rest? Planning a trip to watch one and want one of the better ones. Any help would be appreciated if by chance you knew.

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey(@rocketmonkey)
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Reply to  Bob Lohr
14 days ago

The Falcon Heavy launches are pretty spectacular but don’t launch as often.

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
11 days ago

Hi Bob, rocket monkey has the answer above maty, it seems with the roll out of further “heavy launch vehicles” in the future, it would seem to witness a heavy launch is going to become even more spectacular so put the 4th July fireworks away and watch the sky show… Read more »

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
23 days ago

I hope all goes well on this mission.Wernher Von Braun would be proud of both NASA and Spacex.

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
21 days ago

Spot on Aaron, he was the father of the USA space program now others at NASA are building on he’s legacy. Its an exciting time for space exploration.