Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Total Lunar Eclipse & NASA's Artemis I Moon Rocket | Kennedy Space Center

Total Lunar Eclipse & NASA's Artemis I Moon Rocket | Kennedy Space Center

The Moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse above NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s Artemis I flight test is the first integrated test of the agency’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, SLS rocket, and supporting ground systems. 

The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I will be an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration, and demonstrate NASA's commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond.  It will travel 280,000 miles from Earth, thousands of miles beyond the Moon over the course of about a three-week mission. 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.

On the Artemis III Mission, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the surface of the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone on the way to Mars. 

Learn more about Artemis I at:

NASA's Artemis Program:



NASA's Space Launch System (SLS)


NASA's Orion Spacecraft


Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky

Image Date: November 8, 2022

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