Artemis is ready! Ready to make a leap to the Moon! Make the United States of America Proud!
NASA will launch the Artemis I mission Rocket on Monday, Aug 29 2022 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8:33 am EDT. Artemis is the Most powerful rocket ever built, a next Generation spaceship to travel 1.3 million miles, a pre-flight to the Artemis II which would carry Astronauts in 2024. Success of it would pave paths for the future.
- In 42 days Artemis would travel 1.3million miles
- World’s most powerful rocket ever built, a Next Generation spaceship
- It’s a test flight for the upcoming Flight with Astronauts in 2024.
- It had costed $20 billion to develop and launch would cost $4 billion
- Its as tall as 322 feet, taller than statue of liberty (305 feet)
- Last time NASA launched a space vehicle designed to take astronauts to the moon, it was 1972 – Apollo 11
- Launch site: Launch Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida
- Launch date: Aug. 29, 2022
- Launch window: 8:33 a.m. EDT to 10:33 a.m.
- Mission Duration: 42 days, 3 hours, 20 minutes
- Destination: distant retrograde orbit around the Moon
- Total mission miles: approximately 1.3 million miles (2.1 million kilometers)
- Targeted splashdown site: Pacific Ocean, off the coast of San Diego
- Return speed: Up to 25,000 mph (40,000 kph)
- Splashdown: October 10, 2022
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.
Though this time it is not carrying humans but is carrying Commander Moonikin Campos, Helga, and Zohar, human-bodied manikins which are gathering important data for future missions. These would help in gathering impact of enviornment & flight effects on human bodies.
Countdown has started on 10:23 a.m. EDT on 27th August 2022 and weather checks are giving green signals as of sunday. The launch will be live telecasted on Aug 29 8:33 am. It will be covered on Nasa TV, major news channels and Youtube.
Watch live launch of Artemis on youtube
Videos of Artemis Project