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What time is NASA's Artemis 1 SLS megarocket launch to the moon?

What time is NASA’s Artemis 1 SLS megarocket launch to the moon?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — NASA’s Artemis 1 mission will open a new era of U.S. space exploration when it launches to the moon this month, but exactly when it lifts off depends on several factors.  Artemis 1, the first uncrewed test flight of NASA’s Artemis program to return astronauts to the moon, is currently scheduled …

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Rocket Report: At long last the SLS is ready, Alpha gets a launch date

Rocket Report: At long last the SLS is ready, Alpha gets a launch date

Enlarge / The SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft are ready for launch, NASA says. Trevor Mahlmann Welcome to Edition 5.08 of the Rocket Report! This weekend I’ll be traveling to the Artemis I launch in Florida on Monday. It’s remarkable that launch day is finally here for NASA’s big rocket and a big moment for …

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SpaceX, NASA announce date for next Crew Dragon astronaut launch

SpaceX, NASA announce date for next Crew Dragon astronaut launch

SpaceX and NASA have settled on October 3rd for the company’s fifth operational astronaut launch, a mission that will also mark the first time a Russian cosmonaut flies on Crew Dragon. Initially scheduled to launch in early September, NASA announced in July that SpaceX’s Crew-5 launch was slipping to late September after the company accidentally …

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Watch NASA's Artemis 1 SLS megarocket moon launch for free with these live webcasts

Watch NASA’s Artemis 1 SLS megarocket moon launch for free with these live webcasts

NASA’s huge Artemis 1 rocket is counting down to a planned Aug. 29 launch to the moon and when it does, you’ll be able to watch the historic mission live online for free.  The space agency will host a series of Artemis 1 webcasts this week and next leading up to the uncrewed launch on …

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Rocket Report: Europe wants a super-heavy lifter, Starship nets launch contract

Rocket Report: Europe wants a super-heavy lifter, Starship nets launch contract

Enlarge / Skyrora announced this week it has completed a hot fire test of its XL rocket’s second stage. Skyrora Welcome to Edition 5.07 of the Rocket Report! We are now just 11 days away from NASA’s first attempt to launch its SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft. I’ve reported this story for more than 11 years …

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NASA SLS rocket launch to draw mega crowds. Where to stay in Brevard

NASA SLS rocket launch to draw mega crowds. Where to stay in Brevard

Space is important to us and that’s why we’re working to bring you top coverage of the industry and Florida launches. Journalism like this takes time and resources. Please support it with a subscription. What can make a weekend trip to Florida better? How about a mega moon rocket launch? As NASA preps for its Space Launch System rocket …

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Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk's SpaceX to bridge launch gap left by Russia tensions

Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap left by Russia tensions

PARIS, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has begun preliminary technical discussions with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launchers after the Ukraine conflict blocked Western access to Russia’s Soyuz rockets. The private American competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key contender to plug …

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World's Most Powerful Moon Rocket Could Launch in Mere Weeks - IGN

World’s Most Powerful Moon Rocket Could Launch in Mere Weeks – IGN

NASA hopes to launch the most powerful rocket ever created before the end of August. Let’s take a look at the Space Launch System (SLS), what goes into setting the all important launch dates, and how you can watch the scientific uber missile lift off live for free. The SLS is a truly monstrous rocket. …

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Gigantic Crowds Expected for Inaugural Launch of NASA’s Mega Rocket

Gigantic Crowds Expected for Inaugural Launch of NASA’s Mega Rocket

Spectators watch the Space Shuttle Atlantis blasting off on July 8, 2011. The launch was the 135th and final Space Shuttle launch for NASA. Photo: Phil Sandlin (AP) NASA’s SLS rocket is slated to launch for the first time in just three weeks, rumbling off the launch pad with 8.8 million pounds of thrust. There …

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Artemis 1 rocket beside Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket to roll out Aug. 18 for lunar launch

NASA’s ambitious Artemis 1 moon mission is go to return to the pad, one last time, ahead of launch. The Artemis 1 stack will make the roughly 4-mile (6.4 kilometers) journey from Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Complex 39B on Aug. 18, NASA confirmed on Friday (Aug. 5). The rollout will keep …

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