NASA will give an update on the Artemis 1 moon mission today (February 24) and you can tune in online.
Artemis 1 It will be the first ever launch of the new NASA space launch system (SLS) megarocket. The mission will send an unmanned Orion capsule around the moon, to make sure the SLS-Orion binary is ready to transport astronauts to the agency. Artemis program Moon exploration.
Artemis 1 is currently expected to roll out on its launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida in mid-March before launch in April or May. We’ll learn the latest mission progress and timelines during Thursday’s press conference, which will begin at 1:30 PM EST (1830 GMT). You can listen to it live here on Space.com, courtesy of NASA, or directly through the agency.
Participation in the call will be:
- Tom Whitmer, associate deputy director for exploration systems development at NASA Headquarters in Washington
- Mike Bolger, Exploration Ground Systems Program Director at KSC
- Mike Sarafin, Artemis 1 mission manager at NASA Headquarters
SLS roll out in mid-March-Orion The stack will allow NASA to run a critical pre-test.
“This final test, known as a rehearsal, will run the launch team through the operations to load propellant into the rocket’s tanks and conduct a full launch countdown. After a successful test, NASA will return the rocket assembly to the Vehicle Assembly Building for final checks and set an official target launch date,” Agency officials said Wrote in Tuesday update (22 February).
They added, “Through the Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and first people of color on the Moon, paving the way for a long-term presence on the Moon and serving as a stepping stone on the path to Mars.”
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