NASA’s Giant Artemis I Moon Rocket Has Arrived at the Launch Pad Ahead of Historic Mission
NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, carrying the Orion spacecraft, is visible atop the mobile launcher as it approaches Launch Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, November 4, 2022. The Artemis I mission is the first integrated test of NASA’s deep space exploration technologies, including the Orion spacecraft, SLS rocket, and supporting base systems. The unmanned flight test is scheduled to take place on November 14 at 12:07 a.m. EST.
The Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission arrived at launch pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at about 8:30 a.m. EDT (5:30 a.m. PDT) on November 4 following a roughly nine-hour trip from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Teams will continue to prepare SLS and Orion for the November 14 launch attempt.