NASA launches the Artemis 1 Moon rocket from the Kennedy Space Centre, Florida

The American space agency NASA has launched its most powerful, 100m-tall Artemis 1 successfully from launch complex 39B of the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida at 12.17 PM on November 16.

Earlier it was planned on 14 November but the space agency delayed the launch due to tropical storm. Two previous launch attempts in August and September were also aborted during the countdown because of technical woes.

NASA Artemis 1 tweeted, “When we go, we go together” and thanked everyone who helped along the way toward the launch.

Artemis I will be the first in a series of increasingly complex missions to build a long-term human presence at the Moon for decades to come.

The primary goals for Artemis I are to demonstrate Orion’s systems in a spaceflight environment and ensure a safe re-entry, descent, splashdown, and recovery prior to the first flight with crew on Artemis II.