Artemis II Heat Shield Installed at NASA’w Kennedy Space Center
By Space Coast Daily // June 29, 2023
spacecraft travels at speeds of about 25,000 mph
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Teams install the heat shield on the Artemis II Orion spacecraft at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 22, 2023.
The 16.5-foot-wide shield will ensure the safe return of the astronauts on board as the spacecraft travels at speeds of about 25,000 miles per hour and experiences outside temperatures of nearly 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
See progress on Artemis II, the first crewed mission on NASA’s path to establishing a long-term presence at the Moon for science and exploration.