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!