Launch Update: Return to the Moon with NASA’s Artemis 1 Mission Launch and Splashdown!

Artemis shuttle launch

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!

Special invitation for afterschool providers – join NASA’s Museum and Informal Education Alliance to learn about this and other upcoming NASA STEM opportunities!