Orion was specifically designed for missions to carry humans farther into space than ever before.
Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test to launch SLS and send Orion around the Moon and back to Earth to thoroughly test its system before flights with astronauts.
This mission shows that NASA is trying to be ready for whatever the universe throws at us, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said during a briefing at NASA headquarters in Washington.
The Hubble Space Telescope was launched into low-Earth orbit in 1990, which is still operational
As teams complete post-storm recovery operations, NASA has determined it will focus Artemis I launch planning efforts on the launch period that opens on November 12 and closes on November 27.
After 10 months flying in space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration – successfully hit its asteroid target on Monday.
NASA is launching its first Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) targeting an asteroid. A NASA spacecraft is set to smash into an asteroid (posing no threat to earth) early on Tuesday. The Test will be carried out to test a technology to defend Earth against potential asteroid or comet hazards in future.
A spacecraft under the DART mission is set to clash with tiny moon of the asteroid Didymos. The spacecraft is roughly the size of a small car, will strike the smaller body at about 4 miles per second on September 26, 2022.
DART's target is the binary, near-Earth asteroid system Didymos, composed of the roughly 780-metre diameter "Didymos" and the smaller, approximately 160-metre size "Dimorphos", which orbits Didymos.
The US space agency is monitoring the forecast associated with the formation of a tropical depression in the Caribbean Sea
NASA released a revised version of its 'Moon to Mars' objectives late on Tuesday.
Then, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter flew over the estimated impact site to confirm the location.
Apart from 2005 RX3, the four asteroids which are headed toward Earth this week are 2020 PT4, 2022 QD1, 2022 QB37 and 2022 QJ50.
Artemis I teams have completed repair work to the area of a hydrogen leak in one of the rocket's engines.
Multiple troubleshooting efforts to address the area of the leak by reseating a seal in the quick disconnect where liquid hydrogen is fed into the rocket did not fix the issue.