Launch Update: Return to the Moon with NASA’s Artemis 1 Mission Launch and Splashdown!
NASA is planning the first-ever launch of its new Space Launch System that is being developed to transport the first woman and first person of color to the Moon. Delayed from August, the next window for the uncrewed Artemis 1 mission launch will likely be in mid-November. Keep up to date on this and other NASA launch events here.
Imagine the engineering involved to fly Artemis 1 as an uncrewed spaceflight technology test mission, launched aboard the most powerful rocket in the world! The mission’s Orion crew capsule will return to Earth with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, about 6 weeks after the launch.
Bring the excitement of real live space exploration milestones to your afterschool program!
- Share the invitation with your families to be NASA’s Virtual Guests for Artemis and host a watch party, or view the recording of the launch at another time
- Implement modules of Artemis engineering activities in your afterschool program with the Artemis Camp Experience
- Participate in launch to splashdown weekly activities with the STEM Learning Pathway sequence of activities
- Excite kids to learn more with First Woman Graphic Novels and Interactive Experiences
- Watch this summary video to learn more about NASA Artemis resources and hosting a watch party.
Special invitation for afterschool providers – join NASA’s Museum and Informal Education Alliance to learn about this and other upcoming NASA STEM opportunities!