Press Release

Media Invited to Final Roll of Mobile Launcher Before Artemis 1 Moon Mission

By SpaceRef Editor
June 19, 2019
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Media are invited to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida from 6 to 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 27, to view the agency’s mobile launcher as it makes its final roll on crawler-transporter 2 to Launch Pad 39B prior to the launch of the first Artemis mission. A mobile launcher expert will be available to discuss the testing that will take place throughout the summer.

Over the next three months, the mobile launcher will undergo final testing at the pad to certify the systems for launch. The next time the mobile launcher makes its trek out to Launch Pad 39B, it will transport NASA’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft for the launch of Artemis 1, part of the agency’s larger, sustainable Moon to Marsexploration approach.

Accreditation for this activity is open to U.S. media only. To receive credentials for this event, media must apply online by Tuesday, June 25. All media accreditation requests must be submitted online at:

Learn more about NASA’s Artemis 1 mission at:

SpaceRef staff editor.