Artemis 1 launch rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Artemis 1 is an unmanned spacecraft meant to act as the test launch for man’s first return to the moon since 1972. The original launch was delayed due to engine issues, and has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3.
The launch will be the first integrated test of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, Orion spacecraft, and the ground systems at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
KUSI’s Jenny Milkowski was joined by Jim Kidrick, president and CEO of the San Diego Air and Space Museum, to talk about the launch.
The actual trip to the moon, not scheduled until after a successful test launch, would include the first woman and first person of color to visit the moon. The trip will test the rocket tech that will be needed for the future of deep space travel.