NASA’s Artemis 1 mission will launch on the first Space Launch System rocket and its Orion spacecraft on Monday, Aug. 29.
Artemis 1, the first uncrewed test flight of NASA’s Artemis program to return astronauts to the moon, is currently scheduled to lift off from Pad 39B of the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral on Monday (Aug. 29).
NASA has a two-hour window in which to launch Artemis 1 on Aug. 29. That means the launch could occur anytime between 8:33 a.m. and 10:33 a.m. EDT (1233-1433 GMT), although NASA is targeting the start of the window.
- Launch date: Aug. 29, 2022
- Mission duration: 42 days, 3 hours, 20 minutes
- Total distance traveled: 1.3 miIlion miles
- Re-entry speed: 24,500 mph (Mach 32)
- Splashdown: Oct. 10, 2022