Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians continue to prepare our super-powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and next-generation Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission.   Artemis I is the first in a series of increasingly complex missions that will enable human exploration to the Moon and Mars.  

This uncrewed mission will launch from Space Launch Complex 39B at our modernized Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Over the course of about four to six weeks, Orion will travel 280,000 miles from Earth, thousands of miles beyond the Moon.

Orion will stay in space longer than any ship for astronauts has done without docking to a space station and return home faster and hotter than ever before.

Launch is currently slated to take place no earlier than August 29, 2022.
Plus, we’re inviting digital creators to register to attend the launch for our in-person NASA Social. Selected guests will be invited to blog, tweet, or post about the Artemis I launch in person.

If your passion is to communicate and engage the world via social media, then this is the event for you!  Sign up here.