KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — We are now one week away from a major mission on Florida’s Space Coast.
NASA is planning to launch its Artemis I mission next Monday at 8:33 a.m.
This mission marks the beginning of the Artemis program, an ambitious plan to get humans back to the moon.
NASA officials will provide a prelaunch update Monday night.
The Space Launch System rocket will blast off for the first time in exactly one week.
NASA wants to get astronauts back on the moon, which hasn’t happened in 50 years.
“After Artemis 1, in 2024 we will launch Artemis 2, which will be the first time people will arrive aboard Orion,” said Mark Kirasich, deputy associate administrator for Artemis campaign development.
All of this culminates in late 2025, with our Artemis 3 flight which will be our first Artemis crewed lunar landing.
NASA recently unveiled 13 potential landing sites for the astronauts near the lunar south pole.
The Artemis program aims to land the first woman and first person of color on the lunar surface by 2025.
NASA leaders want to eventually build a lunar base to make way for further exploration to Mars and beyond.
Channel 9 will have a crew at NASA’s news conference Monday night and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.
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