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When astronauts leave their crew quarters at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for their lunar mission, NASA's Artemis II crew will ride in a new set of wheels: A fleet of shiny crew transportation vehicles provided by Canoo Technologies Inc., will take them to Launch Pad 39B for their historic ride aboard the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft.

Teams are preparing for the next attempt to at the Artemis I wet dress rehearsal, pending range availability and restoration of propellants and gases during the test.

Moonrise Over A Moon Rocket

The Moon serves as a background for the Artemis I Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft at Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 21, 2022.

A Sunrise View Of Artemis 1

The sunrise casts a warm glow around the Artemis I Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft at Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 21, 2022.

ESA's team for the European Service Module is based at the Agency's technical heart ESTEC in The Netherlands.

A Look Inside A Lunar Gateway Mockup

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst visited Thales Alenia Space in Turin recently to test out and provide feedback on accommodations for the next human outpost in space, the lunar Gateway.

Artemis II Core Stage Assembly Milestone

Technicians are preparing to connect two major parts of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket's Artemis II core stage.

Divers at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) in Houston are setting the stage for future Moonwalk training by simulating lunar lighting conditions.

The Orion crew module adapter for NASA's Artemis III mission is on a work stand inside the high bay of the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 20, 2022.

Artemis III Orion Crew Module

A close-up view of the Orion crew module for NASA's Artemis III mission enclosed on a work stand.

Artemis I Orion Spacecraft Awaits Launch

The Artemis I Orion spacecraft, secured on the Space Launch System (SLS) and enclosed in its launch abort system, is in view high up in High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 10, 2022.

Artemis I SLS Is Fully Stacked

NASA's massive Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for the agency's Artemis I mission is shown fully stacked - with NASA's Orion spacecraft atop - inside Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building on Dec. 13, 2021.

Ever since he was a young boy, watching the televised lunar landings from his hometown of Cañuelas, Argentina, Pablo de León knew he wanted to contribute to human space exploration.

The Orion pressure vessel for NASA's Artemis III mission is lifted by crane for its move onto a work stand in the high bay of the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Oct. 20, 2021.

The jettison, abort, and attitude control motors for Artemis II are secured on a work stand inside the Launch Abort System Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 17, 2021.

The European-built Service Module (ESM) for NASA's Artemis II mission is shown in a work stand inside the high bay of the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Oct. 15, 2021.

In the first major Artemis update provided under the Biden-Harris Administration, NASA leadership discussed Tuesday the challenges and progress of America's lunar exploration plans and reiterated a long-term commitment to exploring the Moon and sending astronauts to Mars.

Preparing Orion For Artemis 1

Technicians and engineers with Exploration Ground Systems and Jacobs connect the second ogive fairing for Orion's Artemis I mission to the launch abort system (LAS) inside the Launch Abort System Facility high bay at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Aug. 23, 2021.

SLS Core Stage Inside The VAB

The Space Launch System (SLS) core stage for NASA's Artemis I mission is in the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 5, 2021.

Stacking The Solids For Artemis I

In High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the left-hand forward center booster segment for Artemis I is lowered onto the center center booster segment on the mobile launcher for the Space Launch System (SLS) on Jan. 29, 2021.

At NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, technicians from Orion prime contractor Lockheed Martin have welded together three cone-shaped panels on Orion's crew module for the Artemis III mission that will land the first woman and next man on the Moon.

Artemis I Mobile Launcher Rollout

In the early morning on Oct. 20, 2020, the mobile launcher for the Artemis I mission begins its rollout atop crawler-transporter 2 from the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASAâs Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA has formally announced the "Artemis Accords" - a series of principles and processes whereby America and other countries would agree to a common set of principles covering how the Moon is to be explored and its resources utilized. But what are these accords and why do we need them?

The launch abort motor is integrated with the jettison motor for Orion's launch abort system (LAS) for Artemis II, inside the Launch Abort System Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 15, 2020.

The Orion spacecraft, secured atop a transporter in its shipping container, arrives at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 25, 2020, for final testing and assembly.

After four months of rigorous testing in the world's premier space environments simulation facility at NASA's Plum Brook Station, the Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission is certified and another step toward being ready for flight.

Artemis-2 Heat Shield Arrives At KSC

The cover of the shipping container carrying the heat shield for Orion's Artemis 2 mission, NASA's first crewed mission, is lifted up inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building high bay at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 10, 2019.

After months of being shy about how much it will cost to send Americans back to the lunar surface by 2024, NASA Administrator Bridenstine has finally started to get specific.