The Artemis mission is one of NASA’s most ambitious programs. Its purpose is to land humans on the Moon for the first time since the 1970s. NASA’s goal is to establish a human presence on the Moon for a long time. Along with this, the Moon has to be converted into a launchpad to go to Mars. Artemis-1 is the first part of this complex series. At the same time, the SLS rocket is going to be the world’s most powerful rocket, which will be able to send the mission forward.
With two solid rocket boosters and four RS-25 engines, the SLS rocket produces more than 8.8 million pounds of thrust to propel each Artemis mission from Earth orbit to the Moon. In a blog post, NASA has said that more than a thousand companies across the US have helped build Artemis-1’s SLS rocket and the rest of the SLS rocket.
John Honeycutt, SLS program manager, said the Space Launch System team is not building just one rocket, it is building multiple SLS rockets for future flights.
The Moon will be explored through the Artemis-1 mission. This spacecraft will travel 280,000 miles from Earth in four to six weeks. However, the launch of the mission has been delayed. NASA had planned to launch Artemis-1 in November last year. Later it was postponed till February and now it is expected to launch in March or April.
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