Watch NASA roll its huge Artemis 1 moon rocket back to the launch pad tonight

Beginning just after midnight Monday (June 6), technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida are scheduled to begin transporting the agency’s huge Artemis 1 moon rocket to its launch pad for a crucial countdown rehearsal.

Artemis 1the first launch for NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket, will send an uncrewed Orion capsule around the moon and back. NASA officials have voiced hope that Artemis 1 will lift off as soon as August, but the SLS and Orion must first complete a series of fueling and simulated launch countdown tests known as a wet dress rehearsal, which is scheduled to begin at KSC’s Pad 39B on June 19.

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