Category: moon

2019 Brings NASA Teams at Kennedy Space Center Closer to Artemis Launches

As 2019 draws to a close, teams at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida have been hard at work preparing for the agency’s Artemis I launch – the first test flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket to send the Orion spacecraft around the Moon.

VIDEO: What’s Up For July 2019? Five Things to Know About the Moon and Skywatching Tips

As NASA marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, here are five things to know about the Moon that you can share with others: How far away is the Moon? How big is the Moon? What color is the Moon? Why do we always see the same side of the Moon? And what are the dark areas on the Moon?

Goddard Technologists, NASA Scientists Prepare for New Era of Human Exploration

NASA scientists, engineers, and technologists are preparing for a new era of human exploration at the Moon, which includes a new launch system, capsule, and lunar-orbiting outpost that will serve as the jumping-off point for human spaceflight deeper into the Solar System.