NASA Delays Launch Of Artemis 1 Unmanned Moon Trip To February 2022



After a series of delays, Nasa is now ready to launch its Artemis 1 mission in February 2022.

The unmanned flight would mark the first time that a rocket from the space launch system has transported the Orion capsule around the moon and returned to Earth.

Essentially, the Artemis 1 mission is a test towards the space agency’s goal of sending astronauts to the Moon and returning to Earth in the coming years for the first time since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. The plan calls for the first woman and person of color to walk on the moon.

In preparation for a future Artemis 2 mission, NASA turned to Elon Musk to use his Texas-based spacecraft. In April, the space agency announcement its $ 2.89 billion deal for SpaceX “to further develop the first commercial human lander that will safely transport the next two US astronauts to the lunar surface.”

Artemis 1 plans have been mired in delays since NASA scheduled the first launch in 2017 due to issues with rocket contractor Boeing and the coronavirus pandemic. After two rocket tests in January and March, the space agency began preparations take off by the end of the year.

NASA last week announcement he stacked the 322-foot-high “mega-moon rocket and spaceship”, tweet images Orion atop the SLS at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

“We are increasingly approaching a new era of human deep space exploration,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said in a statement. Press release. “Thanks to the team’s hard work in the design, manufacture, testing and now assembly of the new NASA rocket and spacecraft, we are on the home stretch” to launch.

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