NASA is “in the final stages” of launching its Artemis I mission on August 29th.

NASA is “in the final stages” of launching its Artemis I mission as it will deliver the world’s most powerful rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS) and the Orion capsule to the launch pad in just two weeks.

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said during a briefing on Wednesday, “Now it’s the Artemis generation,” Nelson said. ‘

“We were in the Apollo generation, but this is a new generation, this is a new type of astronaut. And to all of us who look at the moon, dreaming of the day when humanity will return to the lunar surface, guys, we are here. We return and this journey, our journey begins with Artemis I.

The US space agency held a press briefing to discuss what the world will see when the mission begins at 8:33 am ET on August 29.

The SLS and Orion crew capsule will stand at Launch Complex 39b at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where at least 100,000 people gather along the coast to see the historic first flight.

The 32-story rocket will generate 8.8 million pounds of thrust as it lifts, allowing it to ascend into the atmosphere before separating from the Orion spacecraft eight minutes later.

Orion will then embark on a journey to the Moon, the nearest point being only 63 miles from the lunar surface and 38,000 miles from the far side of the Moon at its furthest point.

The months-long mission is more of a testbed to make sure both the rocket and the capsule are capable of and safely getting the first woman and a person of color to the Moon in 2025, a stepping stone to sending the first humans to Mars. .

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NASA will deploy the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion capsule to the launch pad in just two weeks as the Artemis I mission is scheduled to launch on August 29.

“We are going to Mars and returning to the Moon to work and live and survive,” Nelson said.

‘[We’re going to] learn how to use the resources on the moon to be able to build something in the future.”

Artemis I will be uncrewed and will instead carry three mannequins dressed in flight suits.

And then one of them was given the name Commander Munikin Campos when it was the most popular in the public poll.

Artemis I will be uncrewed and will instead carry three mannequins dressed in flight suits.

Artemis I will be uncrewed and will instead carry three mannequins dressed in flight suits.

And then one of them was given the name Commander Munikin Campos when it was the most popular in the public poll.

And then one of them was given the name Commander Munikin Campos when it was the most popular in the public poll.

The dummies will help NASA get data on what crew members will experience in flight.

The mission will also allow NASA to see how resilient the spacecraft’s heat shield is to real-world elements, as the technology has only been tested in simulations on Earth.

“In fact, we are going to speed up this test flight, emphasize it more than we would do with the crew on board,” Nelson said.

“We didn’t have that luxury on the space shuttle because there had to be a crew on board, but they had already tested a number of items, like those silicone tiles on the space shuttle.

“It’s an ablative heat shield and the only way you can test it is by taking it out and letting it enter at Mach 32.”

“Everything has to work perfectly,” Sarafin said. “We are going to fly into deep space, into an environment with high levels of radiation. We will experience what it is like for our astronauts to fly on subsequent missions in such conditions.”

capable of and safely delivering the first woman and a person of color to the Moon in 2025, a stepping stone to sending the first humans to Mars.

capable of and safely delivering the first woman and a person of color to the Moon in 2025, a stepping stone to sending the first humans to Mars.

Another briefing will take place Friday at 11:30 am ET and will focus on the Artemis I mission hardware, development mock-ups, design simulators, mission control operations, and lunar exploration equipment under development.

NASA also announced on Wednesday that it plans to send relics from Apollo 11 to the moon, including a bolt, nut and washer from one of their ship’s engines, as well as a small moon rock that was collected by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. .

NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the moon in 2025 as part of the Artemis mission.

Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo and the goddess of the moon in Greek mythology.

NASA chose her to represent their return journey to the Moon, which will take astronauts back to the lunar surface by 2025, including the first woman and the next man.

Artemis 1, formerly Exploration Mission-1, is the first in a series of increasingly challenging missions that will allow humans to explore the Moon and Mars.

Artemis 1 will be the first integrated flight test of NASA’s Deep Space Exploration System: Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, and ground systems at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Artemis 1 will be an unmanned flight that will lay the foundation for human exploration of deep space and demonstrate our commitment and ability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond.

During this flight, the spacecraft will launch the most powerful rocket in the world and fly farther than any spacecraft built for humans has ever flown.

It will fly 280,000 miles (450,600 km) from the Earth, thousands of miles from the Moon over a roughly three-week mission.

Artemis 1, formerly Exploration Mission-1, is the first in a series of increasingly challenging missions that will allow humans to explore the Moon and Mars.  This drawing explains the various stages of the mission.

Artemis 1, formerly Exploration Mission-1, is the first in a series of increasingly challenging missions that will allow humans to explore the Moon and Mars. This drawing explains the various stages of the mission.

Orion will stay in space longer than any astronaut ship without docking to a space station, and will return home faster and hotter than ever before.

With this first exploration mission, NASA will spearhead the next phases of human deep space exploration, where astronauts will build and begin testing systems near the Moon needed for missions to the Moon’s surface and exploration of other places far from Earth, including Mars.

The crew will take a different trajectory and test important Orion systems with people on board.

Together, Orion, SLS, and ground systems at Kennedy will be able to meet the most demanding crew and cargo needs in deep space.

Ultimately, NASA aims to have a sustainable human presence on the Moon by 2028 as a result of the Artemis mission.

The space agency hopes this colony will unlock new scientific discoveries, showcase new technological advances, and lay the foundation for private companies that will build the lunar economy.