Artemis I Launch: Facts About NASA's Next Moon Mission

Artemis I Launch: Facts About NASA's Next Moon Mission

After launch, SLS will beat Elon Musk and the SpaceX Falcon Heavy to become the most powerful rocket in the sky.

The main goal of Artemis I is to make it possible for astronauts to go back to the moon's surface.

Before putting people on the next SLS flight, which is expected to happen in 2024, NASA has only planned and budgeted for this one test flight.

Orion will go farther from the moon than any Apollo astronaut or human-made spacecraft for Artemis I.

It was originally estimated that the SLS would cost US taxpayers $10 billion, but the overall cost has now exceeded $20 billion.

The fact that the primary components of SLS were bought rather than built from scratch makes the lengthy period required to construct the system even more difficult.

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant is also loaded into the capsule's computer to see whether it may replace HAL-9000 on future crewed flights.