NASA To launch spacecraft to build long-term human presence on the Moon

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop the mobile launcher as it is rolled up the ramp at Launch Pad 39B, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s Artemis I mission is the first integrated test of the agency’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, SLS rocket, and supporting ground systems. Launch of the uncrewed flight test is targeted for no earlier than Aug. 29. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

After 50 years of the last Apollo mission to fly humans to the Moon NASA is all set to launch the Artemis I mission to the moon to set a new record in the history of space.

The mission is expected to be launched on August 29 during a launch window that opens at 6:03 PM IST. The mission for 42 days 3 hours and 20 minutes will be the step of NASA to land the first women and first person of color on the moon, more of the lunar surface will be explored than ever before utilizing cutting-edge technologies.

NASA is moving closer to landing on the Moon with the launch of the first integrated test of the agency’s Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, and the ground equipment at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This unmanned Moon flight mission will pave the way for a crewed flight test and upcoming human lunar exploration as part of Artemis.

Live coverage of events will air on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website, with pre launch events starting and The launch countdown which begin on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 7:23 a.m.