Inside High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the NASA worm logo is in view on one of two solid rocket boosters for the Artemis I Space Launch System on Aug. 8, 2022. Artemis I will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration and demonstrate NASA’s capability to extend human presence to the Moon and beyond. The primary goal of Artemis I is to thoroughly test the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft’s integrated systems before crewed missions. Under Artemis, NASA aims to land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon and establish sustainable lunar exploration.

Artemis I SLS Beauty Shots