Published on Mar 26, 2020
Across America and in Europe, teams are building, moving, and testing the spacecraft, rocket, and launch systems that will send humans to deep space destinations through the Artemis Program. NASA’s Orion, Space Launch System (SLS), and Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) programs are continuing work on one of the most sophisticated space system ever built in support of Artemis I. Artemis I will be the first in a series of increasingly complex missions in the Artemis Program, which will land astronauts on the surface of the Moon in 2024.
Some major recent milestones include: Orion – Lift from Final Assembly and System Testing (FAST) Cell at Kennedy Space Center, FL; Command and Service Module Load onto Super Guppy at Kennedy Space Center, FL; Command and Service Module Arrival at Plum Brook Station, OH; Command and Service Module Testing at Plum Brook Station, OH. SLS – Core Stage Roll Out at Michoud Assembly Facility, LA; Core Stage Arrival and Lift to Test Stand at Stennis Space Center, MS. EGS – Core Stage Pathfinder Lift in Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, FL; Mobile Launcher Arm Swing Test at Kennedy Space Center, FL; Mobile Launcher Roll Back to Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, FL.