CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: NASA's massive Space Launch System moon rocket is being rolled out to its launchpad prior to its first test flight later this month
The 322-foot-tall spacecraft that comes with an uncrewed space capsule is scheduled for the launch of its initial space mission on 29th August.
The launch of this rocket is one of many NASA's delayed Artemis program
A multibillion-dollar effort to send astronauts back to the Moon and to prepare in the future for missions that will take them to Mars.
The Space Launch System was developed over the last decade under the guidance of Boeing
The Space Launch System emerged from its assembly facility located at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on August 16
The high point of this rocket, the NASA's Orion astronaut capsule. It was designed for the first time by Lockheed Martin Corp
The designed to be able to stand apart from the rocket's rocket and transport astronauts to the moon
The capsule that is empty will be launched from the Space Launch System on 29th August, as part of the Artemis 1 test, before returning to Earth 42 days after.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has backup launch dates for 2 September and 5 September,
in case of bad weather or technical issues delay the launch.