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NASA aims to launch its Artemis 1 mission in February

NASA aims to launch its Artemis 1 mission in February

Originally scheduled for the end of this year, this take-off will mark the actual start of the project, with the United States planning to send humans back to the moon, including the first woman.

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See you early next year. NASA announced on Friday, October 22, that it was targeting February to launch its Artemis 1 mission. “The February Opening Window opens on the 12th and our last chance in February is on the 27th”, Said Mike Sarafin, in charge of the work.

Originally scheduled for the end of this year, this take-off will mark the actual start of the project, with the United States planning to send humans back to the moon, including the first woman. The first test flight will take place without the astronaut: NASA’s new rocket, the SLS, will launch the Orion capsule into the moon, before the latter returns to Earth.

The rocket, Orion at its peak, is already fully assembled at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It is almost 100 meters high. “This is a very important step. It shows that we are in the home area of ​​the mission.”, Commented Mike Saraf.

In early January, the shooter will be shooting for a costume rehearsal. The tanks of the vehicle will be filled with fuel and the wrong countdown will be done. After this test, the exact release date will be announced. Other boot windows are scheduled for March (12 to 27) and April (8 to 23), especially if the machine is not ready in time, if needed.

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