We continue to celebrate flight into space! Just minutes ago, the years in planning Artemis I mission lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This is an un-crewed Moon orbiting mission: the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the complete Orion spacecraft – which lifted off from Kennedy’s Launch Complex 39B at 1:04 EDT. On the way to getting closer to putting the United States flag on the Moon once again!! This flight is the closest in human history to the Moon since we visited on the Apollo missions, ,with a six orbits around the Moon and then highly specialized missions from within. The mission is due to last 25-1/2 days, if planning goes on schedule. It has a window of 4 to 6 weeks total. How nice that we are blessed to be in the USA!

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Today’s Mission Summary:

Artemis I Mission to Moon Summary – 11/16/22
Launch
November 16, 2022
Rocket
Orion CM-002
Spacecraft
Space Launch System (SLS)
Expedition
Artemis I

Table Information Courtesy NASA.gov

Individual Missions:

Major NASA Missions – 2021 – 2023
Launch Date Mission Vehicle Launch Site Total Launch Cost
2021
02/18/2021 LANDING on Mars:
Mars 2020
N/A N/A N/A
12/25/2021 MIRI
One of four instruments on the James Webb Space Telescope, the  id-Infrared Instrument, or MIRI, studies planets, stars, and galaxies in infrared light
Ariane 5 rocket Arianespace’s
ELA-3 launch complex
Europe’s Spaceport located near
Kourou, French Guiana
$10B
2022
09/26/2022
D.A.R.T.
Double Asteroid Rendezvous Test (DART) probe
Test to explode a meteorite in outer space to collect data
N/A N/A $324.5M
10/05/2022 Endurance
SpaceX Crew-5 Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft
Connecting to International Space Station
Falcon 9
Dragon
Launch Pad 39A

Kennedy Space Center in Florida

$4.1B
11/16/2022 Artemis I
Un-crewed Moon orbiting mission
Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the complete Orion spacecraft
SLS
Orion
Launch Pad 39B

Kennedy Space Center in Florida

$50B
2023
July 2023
to
Year of ’24
DUE: Between Period
Psyche
The Psyche mission is a journey to a unique metal-rich asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter
Psyche SpaceX

Hawthorne, CA

$850M

Table Information Courtesy NASA.gov

Mission Programs 1958 to Present:

NASA Mission Programs – 1958 to Present

Program

Start Date
First Crewed Flight
End Date
No. of crewed
missions launched
Notes
Mercury 1958
1961
1963
6 First U.S. Crew on a
Mission
Gemini 1961
1965
1966
10 Practice Space
Rendezvous/EVA’s
Apollo 1960
1968
1972
11 First Humans to Land
on the Moon
Skylab 1964
1973
1974
3 First American Space
Station
Apollo–Soyuz  1971
1975
1975
1
Joint Test Project with Soviet
Union
Space Shuttle program 1972
1981 2011 135 First Missions Where
spacecraft was Reused
Shuttle-Mir program 1993
1995
1998
11 Russian partnership
International Space
Station
1993
1998
Ongoing
63 Joint with Roscosmos, CSA, ESA, and JAXA; Americans flew on
Russian Soyuz after 2011 retirement of Space Shuttle
Commercial Crew
Program
2011
2020 Ongoing
3
Current program to
shuttle Americans to the ISS
Artemis program 2017
Ongoing
Ongoing
0
Current program to
bring humans to the Moon again

Table Information Courtesy NASA.gov

Crew-5 liftoff from NASA's Kennedy Space Center

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Artemis I Mission to Moon







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