A New Human-Rated Space System: Want to Learn More?

The 16 November 2022 launch of Artemis-1 is the first leg of a mission in which the Orion spacecraft will travel approximately 40,000 miles beyond the Moon, and return to Earth, over the course of 25.5 days. This mission is a critical part of NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Moon-to-Mars exploration approach, in which the agency explores for the benefit of humanity. It’s an important test mission, before flying astronauts on the Artemis-2 mission. 

“What an incredible sight to see NASA’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft launch together for the first time. This uncrewed flight test will push Orion to the limits in the rigors of deep space, helping us prepare for human exploration on the Moon and, ultimately, Mars,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.  

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