When this posts we will know if the Artemis 1 mission made it off the ground okay or not or had to be rescheduled from its planned 8:33 a.m. launch on 29 August 2022. Here are some images of the Space Launch System Artemis 1 rocket from April 2022.
A collection of images from the “Exclusive Photo Opportunity of Artemis 1” tour offered by the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The tour provided opportunities for close-up views of NASA’s new Moon rocket on the launch pad. NASA describes the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket as “. . . a super heavy-lift launch vehicle that provides the foundation for human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit. With its unprecedented power and capabilities, SLS is the only rocket that can send Orion, astronauts, and cargo directly to the Moon on a single mission.” It’s first flight without astronauts onboard will be a rehearsal for its second flight when four astronauts will loop around the Moon and back.
Disappointingly, a week of clear weather gave way to increasing clouds and oncoming rain the day of the tour.