Artemis I

It was originally planned to launch the vehicle in late 2021 but..

It was pushed to August 2022 due to fault in engine sensors. However due to liquid hydrogen leak in a part called..

the "quick disconnect", the launch was delayed further. The date is postponed to 23 Sept- 4 Oct 2022 while the teams..

Launch Date

work to replace the seal on the part. After competition, the rocket will take off from the Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Centre.

Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test of the Space Launch System around the Moon. 

What is Artemis I ?

After the success of Artemis I, an Artemis base camp will be built on the moon with successive launches.

Artemis II will be carried with crewed flight and Artemis III will help carry regular missions to the lunar surface.

Acc. to The Artemis Program, an Orion Spacecraft will carry the astronauts from Earth to The Gateway.  Gateway is a home-like

The Artemis Program

spacecraft in space where Astronauts could work and live. From here they'll get the Lander spacecraft which'll take them to the moon. 

 An astronaut would be able to live and work on the Artemis Moon Base which consists of a cabin, a rover and a mobile home.

The goal of this program is to establish a long term presence on the moon and conduct activities for the benefit of all.

It will act as a guiding step towards setting the first man to Mars.