Third time’s a charm!
At long last, NASA’s Artemis I mission is en route to the Moon.
Originally set to blast off on August 29, the mission experienced several delays due to technical problems and severe weather.
Now, Artemis I’s uncrewed Orion capsule is drifting through space on its 238,900 mile journey to the Moon.
It will pass by the satellite and rendezvous back to Earth.
Here are 10 key moments from the launch:
10. The Orion capsule, resting atop the powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, sits on the launchpad on November 15.
9. Countdown and liftoff — the SLS successfully takes to the skies at 1:47 a.m. Eastern on November 16.
6. Here’s the view from the ground, where a crowd of bystanders gathered.
4. Just a few minutes after launch, the rocket appeared as a speck of light from the ground.
3. Orion’s video feed captured the view from above, when the rocket reached maximum thrust to propel the spacecraft out of Earth’s gravity.