Launched from Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched Artemis 1 rocket. It is named after Artemis, the twin sister of the sun god Apollo and the moon goddess in Greek mythology. The launch is the beginning of a series of exploration activities.
NASA's Giant Rocket Makes Fascination and History. Early in the morning on November 16, 2022, the Space Launch System in Cape Canaveral, Florida sent the uncrewed Orion spacecraft into the sky. Although many hydrogen leaks and two hurricanes have swept the rocket base at the Kennedy Space Center in the past, NASA succeeded perfectly this time! This flight test around the moon is not manned. The successor Artemis 2 will carry people around the moon, and Artemis 3 will carry people to the moon. NASA's planned Artemis missions will put the first non-white man and first woman on the lunar surface. In the future, it will stay on the moon for a long time, and start to go to Mars and conduct more distant deep space exploration missions.
The Artemis program is on track to lead America back to the moon and inspire the next generation of young Americans to be active in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).