Artemis I Set to Launch Monday, Aug. 29, 2022


NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B.
NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B.


Not only do I love spooky stories, but I also love science. Tomorrow, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, the Artemis I mission team will launch the crewless Orion spacecraft to orbit the moon and return to Earth on Oct. 10th. It will touch down in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast of America.


The two-hour launch window opens at 8:33 a.m. EDT. Live coverage can be watched on NASA.tv beginning at 12:00 a.m. EDT, Monday morning.


Why are we going to the Moon?

  • establish the first long-term human-robotic presence on and around the Moon

  • prepare to send astronauts to Mars

  • establish American leadership and a strategic presence on the Moon

  • broaden commercial and international partnerships

  • demonstrate new technologies, capabilities, and business approaches


When will the Orion spacecraft have a human crew?

  • I heard that will happen on the next launch with Artemis II in 2024 or 2025. They first need to go through all the data they collect with Artemis I.


Where will the astronauts land on Moon?

  • they will start with the lunar South Pole


What does the name Artemis mean?

  • Artemis is the twin sister of Apollo and goddess of the Moon in Greek mythology.


When will we send people to Mars?

  • Late 2030s to 2040.


This was day 5 of my blogging streak.


I’ll be watching!


~ Connie





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