The SLS rocket is scheduled to launch during the open two-hour window at 8:33 a.m. EDT Monday, August 29, from launch pad 39B at Kennedy.
One family from Cape Coral traveling to see the Artemis 1 premiere Monday morning.
WINK News was at Space View Park across from the Kennedy Space Center.
The launch was scheduled to take off until 8:33 a.m. Monday, but people were already looking for their seats to try and get the best view of Artemis I.
“#NASA’s SLS-Orion spacecraft to blastoff from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, sending the uncrewed capsule around the Moon and back to Earth on a 6-week test flight called #ArtemisI’ “
Up to 200,000 people are expected will descend on the shores of space for this historic mission in space.
Among those who claimed their positions were the Gaffney family and some of their friends.
The Gaffneys are all fitted in NASA gear and excited to witness history, even if it means waking up in the middle of the night to drive across the state.
Cape Coral resident Carl Gaffney said, “It’s going to be intense. This should be big enough. So I haven’t seen one this big since I was a kid, so I don’t know for sure how crazy it would be. Gaffney said he thought it was going to be a violent launch.
Alexandra Gaffney, a Cape Coral resident, says, “I really look forward to waking up early. I really can’t wait to fall in love when it takes off, I love how it sounds like all the noise and it looks fun.
What is NASA’s Artemis Program ?
This maiden flight of the first biological experiment, a 21st-century lunar exploration program conducted by the United States space agency, was named Artemis after its mythical twin sister. by Apollo.
According to their Twitter bio, NASA aims to “land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon.” The Artemis program is a human and robotic lunar exploration program. If successful, the Artemis program would restore a human presence on the Moon for the first time since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.
The 322-foot (98-meter) rocket is the most powerful rocket my NASA has ever built, surpassing even the Saturn V that carried astronauts to the moon half a century ago.
Landing on moon .
If the test goes well, the astronauts will make a second flight and fly around the moon and back, which will be in 2024 . Then it could be a two-day moon landing. ‘ in 2025 NASA says it’s aiming for the Moon’s south pole.
During Apollo, 12 astronauts landed on the moon between 1969 and 1972, with a stay of just a few days. NASA is looking to establish a base on the Moon during Artemis, with astronauts coming and going for weeks at a time. The next step will be Mars, possibly in the late 2030s or early 2040s.
Man on the Moon, Mars-Artemis Contribution.
Long-distance space travel has some impact on the human body. people and understanding of these impacts will ensure a better strategy to access or mitigate them.
“The experiment was called Biological Experiment 1 and consisted of four different experiments involving four different biological specimens. All of which helped us understand how biological systems taken from the Earth evolved in the past. space. So we’ll have a very good idea of what a 42-day mission in this high ionizing radiation and microgravity environment will do for biology,” said Dr Sharmila. , said NASA astrobiology program scientist Bhattacharya.