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Artemis I Prelaunch Briefing with Mission Managers

At 6 p.m. EDT (22:00 UTC), Thursday., Sept. 1, #Artemis mission managers from around the agency provide a prelaunch briefing about the flight test to the Moon, currently targeted for Saturday, Sept. 3. Participants are: Mike Sarafin, Artemis mission manager, NASA Headquarters Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, Artemis launch director, Exploration Ground Systems Program, Kennedy John Honeycutt, SLS program manager, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center Melody Lovin, weather officer, Space Launch Delta 45 During the Artemis I flight test, an uncrewed Orion spacecraft will lift off aboard the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, and travel 280,000 miles (450,000 km) from Earth and 40,000 miles (64,000 km) beyond the far side of the Moon, carrying science and technology payloads to expand our understanding of lunar science, technology developments, and deep space radiation. This mission will pave the way for a crewed flight test and future human lunar exploration as part of Artemis. More: https://www.nasa.gov/artemis
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