NASA’s countdown to the Artemis 1 lunar mission begins today

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – The countdown to NASA’s biggest test flight of the year is set to begin.

Today (Aug. 27) at 10:23 a.m. EDT (1423 GMT), NASA’s countdown clock to the planned launch begins. Artemis 1 missionAn ambitious first flight to the Moon by the agency’s most powerful rocket — the Space Launch System (SLS) – and its Orion spacecraft. The uncrewed test flight is scheduled to lift off from Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center at 8:33 a.m. EDT (1233 GMT) on Monday (Aug. 29).

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