NASA's Artemis I Launch, All Details
NASA will try a second time to launch its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at 2:17 p.m. EDT Saturday, Sept. 3, from Kennedy Space Center. That time marks the opening of a two-hour window for launch.
Monday morning's attempt to get the mega moon rocket off the ground from historic launch pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center was scrubbed due to technical issues.
The Artemis I launch kicks off NASA's program to send the first woman and first person of color of the moon.
The Artemis program would mark the space agency's return to the moon, more than 50 years after the Apollo program first did so.
This is a test flight for the SLS rocket, which will later carry astronauts to the moon. This mission, Artemis I, will send an uncrewed Orion capsule on a 37-day journey around the moon and back.
If successful, it will pave the way for astronauts to fly a similar profile on Artemis II no earlier than 2024.
Then, Artemis III, sometime after 2025, would put two astronauts back on the lunar surface after a more than 50 year hiatus.