NASA will launch Artemis I rocket to the moon this week

NASA confirmed it remains on track to launch the Artemis I rocket to the moon this week, after several delays over the last few months.

The rocket is slated to launch during a two-hour window that opens at 1:04 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

It’s the first mission in a series of increasingly complex missions that will enable deep space exploration, including landing the first woman and first person of color on the moon.

All eyes will be on the historic Launch Complex 39B when Orion and the Space Launch System (SLS) lift off for the first time from NASA’s modernized Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Meteorologists with the U.S. Space Force Space Launch Delta 45 currently predict 90% favorable weather conditions for the Artemis I launch targeted for Wednesday, according to NASA

NASA TV commentary coverage of the launch begins Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. Coverage will continue through translunar injection and spacecraft separation, setting Orion on its path to the moon.

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