NASA's Artemis I Mega Moon rocket is back on the launchpad ahead of third launch attempt
The rocket reached the launchpad well on Friday morning, as the space agency prepares for a second attempt to land the Artemis I mission.
The Space Launch System rocket began a 4-mile trek from an indoor shelter to Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space
Center in Florida on Thursday evening. Reached her destination after 9 hours. The Artemis I mission is planning to land
a civilian well on the moon by about 2024. NASA will establish an Artemis base camp on the surface and a gateway into
the Moon's orbit to better support exploration by the Artemis I mission robots as well as astronauts. Artemis I Mission
Gateway Will Enable NASA's Permanent Lunar Mission The mission is expected to last about 25 days, it was reported,
with the Orion capsule splashdown over the Pacific Ocean off San Diego for December 9. The stated purpose of the trip is to gather data
and test hardware, navigation and more to ensure that both the SLS rocket and the Orion capsule are fully prepared to host astronauts.
The Artemis program aims to successfully land the first woman and first person of color on the lunar surface.
The Artemis II mission, scheduled for launch in 2024, is expected to follow a similar flight path around 9,000 km above the lunar
surface. In 2025, the Artemis III is expected to land astronauts well on the lunar surface for the first time since NASA's Apollo program.