After two failed attempts, the US space agency NASA is reportedly considering a third attempt to launch its ‘Artemis 1’ moon rocket on September 23. There is also information that the agency can launch the mission on September 27. According to a report in Phys.org, NASA’s Associate Administrator for Exploration System Development, Jim Frey, revealed on Thursday that the next possible dates for the upcoming Artemis I launch could be September 23 and 27. This will be NASA’s third attempt at launch.
NASA is said to have an 80-minute launch window on September 23 and a 70-minute launch window on September 27.
The Artemis mission is scheduled to start on August 29. The responsibility of the mission rests on the shoulders of NASA. To make it successful, the agency is going to use the most powerful rocket Space Launch System (SLS) ever. The mission is to be launched from Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The rocket will be launched around 6 pm Indian time. The launch will be streamed live on multiple platforms.
This launch is very important for NASA. Hollywood celebrities Chris Evans, Keke Palmer and Jack Black are also expected to be present at the event to witness the launch. The purpose of this mission is to send humans to the Moon once again. It won’t happen now though. Seeing the success of this mission, humans will be sent to the moon in the coming missions. Apart from this, NASA now wants to stay on the Moon for a long time. The preparation of the agency is to complete the journey from Moon to Mars in the coming time.
Under the Artemis 1 mission, the SLS rocket will carry the Orion Astronaut Capsule, which will complete the journey to the Moon. But the question is, when there will be no humans in this mission, will the Orion capsule be sent empty. It’s not like this. The space agency has said that some special things like toys, mannequins and even Amazon Alexa will also be sent to the moon with the Orion capsule. After about 42 days, this capsule will return to Earth.