Artemis I begins rollout to launch pad at Kennedy Space Center

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — For the fourth time this year, NASA’s Artemis I has begun the slow process of rolling out to the historic Launch Complex 39B.

The Artemis rocket began the 4-mile journey just after 11 p.m. Thursday.


Hurricane Ian forced NASA to move SLS and Orion to safety inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, delaying NASA’s most recent launch attempt.

READ: NASA’s next moonshot: What you should know about the Artemis lunar program

Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test around the moon.

The mission will test the capabilities of the SLS rocket and the Orion spacecraft.

READ: Artemis I: 9 things to know about NASA’s mission to return humans to the moon

NASA is on target to launch its uncrewed mission around the moon on Nov. 14.

Read: NASA hopes Artemis mission will inspire diversity, inclusion in future of space

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.