Science and Exploration

A Sunrise View Of Artemis 1

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
March 25, 2022
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A Sunrise View Of Artemis 1
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.
The SLS and Orion atop the mobile launcher were transported to the pad on crawler-transporter 2 for a prelaunch test called a wet dress rehearsal. Artemis I will be the first integrated test of the SLS and Orion spacecraft. In later missions, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the surface of the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone on the way to Mars.

KSC-20220321-PH-JBS01_0043 Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky larger image

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