Teams have just performed a planned pause to extend the mobile launcher Crew Access Arm (CAA) and lock it into its travel position. The @NASA_SLS rocket and @NASA_Orion spacecraft will resume their four-mile journey to Launch Pad 39B atop the crawler-transporter 2.
Full speed ahead to 39B for SLS:➡️youtube.com/watch?v=hBRt1M…
Getting some serious Shuttle rollout vibes with the big KSC lights illuminating the vehicle.
Goodbye, VAB! 👋
The @NASA_SLS rocket and @NASA_Orion spacecraft have cleared the Vehicle Assembly Building perimeter.
It wasn't just media attending this historic rollout! Folks who work on the Artemis program were able to bring friends and family out to see what they've been up to.Get caught up on the hard work of thousands of people in NSF's latest #Artemis1 overview: nasaspaceflight.com/2022/08/artemi…
SLS is almost to Pad 39B #SLS #Artemis1 #NASA
Follow along as the @NASA_SLS rocket and @NASA_Orion spacecraft atop the crawler-transporter 2 complete their approximately four mile journey to Launch Complex 39B.
SLS/Artemis 1: By 6:55am EDT (1055 UTC), the Space Launch System moon rocket had reached the top of pad 39B after an overnight 4.2-mile-trip from KSC's Vehicle Assembly Building; the crawler-transporter is now slowly moving in toward the mobile launcher's support pedestals
SLS/Artemis 1: The crawler-transporter is almost done getting the SLS in position atop pad 39B; the mobile launch platform should be "hard down" on its support pedestals shortly
Around 7:30am EDT the @NASA_SLS rocket and @NASA_Orion spacecraft for the #Artemis I mission arrived atop Launch Complex 39B after a nearly 10-hour journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building. Learn more: go.nasa.gov/3bXLO9Z
The jacking and leveling system on the crawler-transporter is now lowering the Space Launch System and its Mobile Launcher onto the support pedestals at pad 39B. This is the final step before the rollout operation is complete
While many were sleeping last night, SLS began the journey that many missions before took down the crawlerway and the views were spectacular. Morning catch up:@NASASpaceflight article: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/08/artemis-1-launch-rollout/Replay: youtu.be/hBRt1MOEUys
A NASA spokesperson confirms the Space Launch System moon rocket and its mobile launch platform were "hard down" on pad 39B at 8:03am EDT (1203 GMT).The rollout lasted 10 hours, 8 minutes, from first motion until the platform was secured at pad 39B. spaceflightnow.com/2022/08/16/art…
SLS/Artemis 1: For the statistically minded, NASA confirms hard down complete at 8:03am EDT (1203 UTC) for a rollout duration of 10 hours and 8 minutes