Tag: Artemis

Artemis 1 Wet Dress Rehearsal Underway: What to Know About the Final Test

Artemis 1 Wet Dress Rehearsal Underway: What to Know About the Final Test
Now that the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is on the launchpad, the final test before launch has begun, the Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR). The WDR began after 4 pm CT or L-45 hours before the targeted test T-0. The WDR will allow the launch team to practice propellant loading operations, conduct a full launch... Read more »

NASA Rolls Out its Mega Moon Rocket for the First Time

NASA Rolls Out its Mega Moon Rocket for the First Time
Last week, NASA unveiled its new mega Moon rocket when it rolled out to the launch pad for testing and a wet dress rehearsal. When the Shuttle program ended, the focus within the agency became the Space Launch System and the Artemis program. Since 2011 the Vehicle Assembly Building, Mobile Launcher Tower, Crawler-Transporter-2, and launchpad... Read more »

PHOTOS: SLS Rolls to the Launch Pad for Dress Rehearsal

NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), made its way to Launch Pad 39B last Thursday evening for final testing before launching the Artemis I mission to the Moon. The journey began at the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), where the SLS rocket was assembled and “stacked” atop the Mobile Launch Platform (MLP). The Crawler... Read more »
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NASA Ready to Rollout its Artemis Moon Rocket

NASA Ready to Rollout its Artemis Moon Rocket
NASA’s mission managers announced the agency is ready to rollout its Artemis moon rocket to the launch pad this week. The rocket, officially named, Space Launch System (SLS) will undergo testing and a wet dress rehearsal before to launch later this year. Following completion of a test readiness review, Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, the Artemis launch director... Read more »

PHOTOS: Tour Sierra Nevada Corporation's LIFE Habitat

The Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has built a full scale prototype of its Large Inflatable Fabric Environment, or LIFE, habitat to evaluate how crew members will perform mission tasks as part of the Gateway program. The habitat measures 27 feet in diameter and is 27 feet long. When fully deflated the habitat can be launched on any conventional rocket currently in use. Photo Credit: Michael Galindo/Cosmic Chicago
Sierra Nevada Corporation, SNC, invited media to tour the lunar gateway prototype they built in response to NASA’s call for Gateway habitat proposals in support of the Artemis program. Called the Large Inflatable Fabric Environment, or LIFE, a crew of astronauts can work and live in the habitat for long duration missions to the Moon or Mars. 

NASA's Ascent Abort-2 Test Successfully Launched From Cape Canaveral

NASA's Ascent Abort-2 Test Successfully Launched From Cape Canaveral
NASA performed a successful test of the Launch Abort System (LAS) for the Orion spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station early Tuesday morning. The test is critical to the success of the Artemis program, ensuring a safe flight for astronauts that will one day launch to the Moon and then Mars in Orion. The... Read more »
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