What is Artemis? Everything you need to know about NASA's new Moon mission

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Aug 29, 2022, 4:01:04 PM8/29/22
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Artemis I launch update

NASA had to scrub its first Artemis I launch attempt on August 29,
after encountering an issue with one of the SLS rocket's engines. The
engine was having trouble reaching the proper temperature range for
liftoff. The next launch attempt comes on Sept. 2.

"This is a brand new rocket. It's not going to fly until it's ready,"
NASA administrator Bill Nelson said Monday. "There are millions of
components of this rocket and its systems. Needless to say, the
complexity is daunting when you bring it all into the focus of a

What is the Artemis mission?

NASA is embarking on a years-long mission called Artemis, which
involves a multi-stage plan to send astronauts to the Moon and beyond.
The Artemis mission will culminate with landing the first woman and
person of color on the Moon.

This mission will prepare humanity for the long journey to Mars, and it
will help us establish a sustainable lunar economy. NASA is working
with international and commercial partners to achieve the mission.

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