A satellite has given us stunning bird's-eye views of NASA's towering Artemis 1 moon rocket, just a few days before the huge vehicle leaves Earth.
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Riding aboard the Orion spacecraft during the Artemis 1 mission will be an Alexa-enabled assistant named Callisto designed to change how astronauts interact with their spacecraft and ground crews.
More than a decade after NASA landed its last space shuttle, parts from all five orbiters are set to launch again, this time to the moon. Components from 83 shuttle missions are on Artemis 1.
NASA will launch a dedicated tracking website Sunday (Aug. 28), the day before the moon mission's first liftoff opportunity.
Astrobotic received NASA funding for its mission to send a rover to the moon and keep operating it after the frigid, two-week-long lunar night.
NASA's Artemis program aims to return humans to the moon, in preparation for our eventual journey to Mars.
The Artemis program may see the first European orbit the moon in 2025 and have European landers touch down on Earth's companion in early 2030s.
The Orion spacecraft will carry humans further into space than they have ever journeyed before in a series of increasingly challenging missions.
The Artemis mission will soon usher in the next era of space exploration, carrying humans back to the moon and then beyond thanks to the most powerful rocket ever built, the Space Launch System.
An immersive, virtual reality experience will put viewers next to the launch pad as Artemis 1 lifts off for the moon. The mission is scheduled for Aug. 29.
NASA plans to launch its debut Artemis moon mission no earlier than Aug. 29 on a rigorous certification test, to see if the system can safely accept humans on future lunar missions.
The Artemis 1 Space Launch System is on its way to the moon following its four-mile journey to a Kennedy Space Center launch pad.
The first SLS mission, an uncrewed flight around the moon, is scheduled to launch in March. Crewed missions are slated to follow in 2024 and 2025.
Three mannequins and several biological and radiation experiments will assess the radiation environment near the moon during Artemis 1.
Ticket sales for NASA's next moonbound launch briefly overwhelmed the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's website, but officials quickly addressed it.
All systems are go so far to roll out the Artemis 1 rocket to the launch pad for a planned liftoff on Aug. 29.
Tourism officials in Florida's Space Coast are expecting a massive influx of tourists for the upcoming Artemis 1 moon mission, the first launch for NASA's Space Launch System rocket.