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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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Artemis Accords: Why the international moon exploration framework matters

Artemis Accords: Why the international moon exploration framework matters

Next week’s moon launch is just the beginning. As the world counts down to the planned Aug. 29 liftoff of the Artemis 1 mission, which will use a Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket to send an uncrewed Orion spacecraft around the moon, NASA and its international partners are already planning for the future. More than …

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EXPLAINER: NASA tests new moon rocket, 50 years after Apollo

EXPLAINER: NASA tests new moon rocket, 50 years after Apollo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Years late and billions over budget, NASA’s new moon rocket makes its debut next week in a high-stakes test flight before astronauts get on top. The 322-foot (98-meter) rocket will attempt to send an empty crew capsule into a far-flung lunar orbit, 50 years after NASA’s famed Apollo moonshots. If …

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“Skeleton” Starship Lunar Lander Demo Not Required to Lift Off From Moon

“Skeleton” Starship Lunar Lander Demo Not Required to Lift Off From Moon

NASA is not requiring SpaceX to demonstrate that its Starship Human Landing System can take off from the lunar surface before using it for the Artemis III mission and the test vehicle will be a “skeleton” of the actual lander. NASA selected SpaceX to build the lander for Artemis III  preceded by an uncrewed test …

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Small satellites, called cubesats, inside the Artemis 1 Orion Stage Adapter at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida for their upcoming launch on the Artemis I mission.

Artemis 1 cubesats: The 10 tiny satellites hitching a NASA ride to the moon

As part of the Artemis 1 mission, set to launch on Aug. 29, 2022,  the Space Launch System (SLS)  —  the most powerful rocket ever built  —  is about to catapult the Orion spacecraft further into space than any human-built vehicle intended to carry astronauts has ventured before. The mission will serve as a test …

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As NASA nears return to the moon with Artemis program, lunar scientists’ excitement reaches fever pitch

With NASA’s Artemis 1 mission launching to the moon this month, Space.com is taking a look at what we know about the moon and why we care. Join us for our Moon Week special report in the countdown to Artemis 1. Lunar science is set to be transformed by NASA’s Artemis moon program, which will …

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How 2 astrophotographers teamed up to capture a stellar image of the moon

How 2 astrophotographers teamed up to capture a stellar image of the moon

It took astrophotographers Andrew McCarthy and Connor Matherne over nine months to edit their final image. It’s comprised of more than 200,000 shots pieced together to make a single photograph. Andrew McCarthy and Connor Matherne hide caption toggle caption Andrew McCarthy and Connor Matherne It took astrophotographers Andrew McCarthy and Connor Matherne over nine months …

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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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