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Artemis 1 Launch - A New Era

December 13, 2022

Novem­ber 16, 2022 in the ear­ly morn­ing hours of a new day the launch of the new Artemis era began at launch pad 39B. Artemis 1 is the ini­tial test flight for the inte­grat­ed ground sys­tems, the new SLS rock­et and the Ori­on space cap­sule. It will be trav­el­ing fur­ther than any human rat­ed space­craft has ever trav­eled. A key objec­tive, after a suc­cess­ful launch will be to test the Ori­on in deep space and its heat shield upon return. On Decem­ber 5, 2022 the Ori­on space cap­sule, after enter­ing our atmos­phere at 25,000 mph, float­ed down safe­ly into the Pacif­ic ocean. Congratulations!