#Artemis

Could Artemis be the last mission for NASAs astronauts?

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Neil Armstrong took his historic “one small step” on the Moon in 1969. And just three years later, the last Apollo astronauts left our celestial neighbour. Since then, hundreds of astronauts have been launched into space but mainly to the Earth-orbiting International Space Station. None has, in fact,...

Artemis launch heralds a new age of space exploration

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NASA today successfully launched its largest-ever rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 01:47 local time (06:47 GMT). Today's launch follows two previous failed launch attempts which were aborted because of technical issues. NASA’s new Artemis mission aims to take the American Space Agency back to the...

Thats all folks – NASA Cancels Artemis SLS Launch

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"Thats all folks" - Nasa has cancelled todays SLS moon rocket launch because of engine problem The American space agency called off todays SLS launch after engineers failed to stabilise the temperature of one of the main engines under the rocket. This flight would have been the first...

Artemis – Countdown to SLS Launch

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Today will see the launch of NASAs huge Space Launch System (SLS) The SLS is a critical part of the American's space agencies attempt to bring humans back to the moon. Today's "Artemis I" mission will see an unmanned SLS blast into space carrying an Orion vehicle...

Watch – Lighting Strikes Moon-bound mega rocket

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Amazing footage has emerged of four lightning bolts hitting the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket which is being prepped for its upcoming Artemis I mission. NASA confirmed the strikes hit its lightning towers - these sit around the perimeter of the Kennedy Space Center’s launch pad and...

How Artemis 1 will pave the way for a human return to the Moon

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On December 19 1972, astronauts Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the Apollo 17 lunar mission. They were the last people to travel beyond low-Earth orbit – typically defined as less than 1,000km above the Earth’s surface. Some 49...