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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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Former NASA official on trying to stop SLS: “There was just such visible hostility”

Former NASA official on trying to stop SLS: “There was just such visible hostility”

Former NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver published a book earlier this year, Escaping Gravity, that tells the tale of her nearly three decades in US space policy. Garver played an important and at times controversial role in the history of NASA over the last 15 years, having served as leader of President Obama’s transition team on space …

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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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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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SLS rolled back to VAB for final launch preparations - NASASpaceFlight.com

SLS rolled back to VAB for final launch preparations – NASASpaceFlight.com

After a successful Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR), NASA Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) rolled back the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), which should be the last time this is performed before launch. The Artemis 1 vehicle will now undergo final readiness checks and launch preparations ahead of its debut flight …

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What We Know About NASA’s Supposedly ‘Successful’ Megarocket Launch Rehearsal

What We Know About NASA’s Supposedly ‘Successful’ Megarocket Launch Rehearsal

NASA’s Space Launch System on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo: NASA NASA wrapped up its fourth wet dress rehearsal of the Space Launch System yesterday, during which time ground teams achieved a number of key test objectives. That said, an unresolved hydrogen leak prevented a full completion of the test, …

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NASA counts down to within 29 seconds of launching the large SLS rocket

NASA counts down to within 29 seconds of launching the large SLS rocket

Enlarge / NASA’s Space Launch System rocket, reflected in the turn basin at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, rolls out for a fourth attempt at a wet dress rehearsal on June 6, 2022. Trevor Mahlmann NASA tried three times during April to complete a critical fueling test of its large Space Launch System rocket. …

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NASA Artemis I Moon Rocket Test: SLS Fully Fueled for First Time Despite Leak

NASA Artemis I Moon Rocket Test: SLS Fully Fueled for First Time Despite Leak

A full Moon is in view from Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 14, 2022. The Artemis I Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft, atop the mobile launcher, were being prepared for a wet dress rehearsal to practice timelines and procedures for launch. The first in an increasingly …

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Rocket Report: Virgin Galactic delayed again, June targeted for next SLS test

Rocket Report: Virgin Galactic delayed again, June targeted for next SLS test

Enlarge / Tory Bruno shared an image of a brightly painted Vulcan rocket first stage tank this week on Twitter. Tory Bruno Welcome to Edition 4.42 of the Rocket Report! I am sorry to say there will be no Rocket Report next week as I will be traveling to Washington, DC, to participate in the …

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