BLUFNASA's gigantic moon rocket will make its debut test flight this month. The rocket—topped with an un-crewed capsule—has already been moved to its launch pad.
This article by Joey Roulette, writing for Reuters, makes the following points:
- The 98-meter tall rocket is scheduled to embark on its first mission to space on 29 August.
- It will be a crucial, long-delayed demonstration trip to the moon for NASA's Artemis program.
- The Orion capsule will orbit the moon before returning to Earth 42 days later.
- Artemis is the USA's multibillion-dollar effort to return humans to the lunar surface as an intermediary step for future missions to Mars. See: Mission Updates | Mission – NASA Mars Explorationv
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