Melissa Jones, NASA Landing and Recovery Director for Exploration Ground Systems, participates in an Artemis I detailed mission briefing inside the Press Site auditorium at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Aug. 5, 2022. Jones leads the Artemis I Recovery Team partnered with the U.S. Navy that will recover the Artemis I Orion crew module from the Pacific Ocean after splashdown. Also participating in the briefing from NASA’s Johnson Space Center were Debbie Korth, Orion program deputy manager; Rick LaBrode, lead Artemis I flight director; Judd Frieling, Artemis I ascent/entry flight director; Reid Wiseman, chief astronaut; and Philippe Deloo, Orion European Service Module program manager, European Space Agency. The first in an increasingly complex series of missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test to test the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft as an integrated system prior to crewed flights to the Moon. Through Artemis, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the lunar surface, paving the way for long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone before venturing to Mars.

Artemis I Mission Briefing from JSC