NASA Artemis I Mission Rocket, Spacecraft Back on Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center
By NASA // November 4, 2022
liftoff of the uncrewed test mission launch attempt currently targeted for Nov. 14
BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – Around 8:30 a.m. EDT on Nov. 4, NASA’s Space Launch System rocket and NASA’s Orion Spacecraft for the Artemis I mission arrived at launch pad 39B after a nearly nine-hour journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building.
Teams will continue working to configure SLS and Orion for the upcoming liftoff of the uncrewed test mission launch attempt, currently targeted for Nov. 14 at the opening of a 69-minute launch window starting at 12:07 a.m. EST.
Artemis is the first step in the next era of human exploration. Together with commercial and international partners, NASA will establish a sustainable presence on the Moon to prepare for missions to Mars.
NASA managers are watching a possible storm moving toward the Space Coast of Florida that could develop near Puerto Rico over the weekend and then move northwest early next week, according to meteorologist Mark Burger, the launch weather officer with the U.S. Air Force at Cape Canaveral.
“The National Hurricane Center just has a 30 percent chance of it becoming a named storm,” Burger said. “However, that being said, the models are very consistent on developing some sort of a low pressure.”
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