SLS Rocket, Orion Spacecraft Arrive at Launch Complex 39B Ahead of August 29 Artemis Launch

Around 7:30 a.m. EDT the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission arrived atop Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida after a nearly 10-hour journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building. (NASA Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – Around 7:30 a.m. EDT the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission arrived atop Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida after a nearly 10-hour journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building.

In the coming days, engineers and technicians will configure systems at the pad for launch, which is currently targeted for no earlier than Aug. 29 at 8:33 a.m. (two hour launch window).

Teams have worked to refine operations and procedures and have incorporated lessons learned from the wet dress rehearsal test campaign

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