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https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1559966695686606849

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One of the highlights of rollout is when the big xenon lights cast a shadow of SLS onto the VAB.

Also, the water truck…watering.

See what to expect on the road to #Artemis1: nasaspaceflight.com/2022/08/artemi…

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Ben Cooper took some nice photos for ULA (a selection attached)
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https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1559996925964963842

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It's hard to explain just how massive a crawler transporter really is. It's so massive that the crawlerway is the only "road" it can travel.

@ChrisG_NSF connected some historical dots on last night's @NASASpaceflight rollout stream. Did you catch them?

youtu.be/hBRt1MOEUys

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https://twitter.com/NASAGroundSys/status/1560027221242384386

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The nearly 4-mile, 10-hour journey of @NASA_SLS and @NASA_Orion in 7 seconds. 😲
The rocket and spacecraft made their way from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39B at @NASAKennedy overnight for the upcoming launch of Artemis I.
Video: NASA/Sean Cannon
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Due to start at 10:30 UTC



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LIVE: Dawn of Artemis (Literally, a sunrise Q&A stream)
19 Aug 2022

The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket sits on pad 39b, waiting for it's chance to shoot for the moon on the Artemis 1 mission. SLS, the most powerful rocket ever built by the space agency, is scheduled to launch the Artemis-1 mission on Aug. 29, sending the human-rated Orion spacecraft on an uncrewed flight test around the moon.
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Wow love this closeup !  8)
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And now the sunrise...
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The Pad 39B.
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Another amazing closeup view !
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End of the live event, thanks to NSF team, for this very cool and interesting Q&A stream  :)
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Pre-dawn shot

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1560590212207562752

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Blue hour at LC-39B this morning as NASA’s first Space Launch System rocket and Artemis I await liftoff toward the moon, scheduled for just ten days from now at 8:33 a.m. EDT.

See more of my SLS coverage → johnkrausphotos.com/Galleries/Laun…

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1560592731532972035

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Stunning sunrise at LC-39B this morning as NASA’s first Space Launch System rocket and Artemis I await liftoff toward the moon, scheduled for just ten days from now at 8:33 a.m. EDT.

See more of my SLS coverage → johnkrausphotos.com/Galleries/Laun…
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High resolution satellite imagery of SLS. Taken on 2022-08-18 at 1531 UTC.  :)
https://twitter.com/Harry__Stranger/status/1560581651729485826

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August 19, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY M22-116
NASA Sets Launch Coverage for Artemis Mega Moon Rocket, Spacecraft

NASA will provide coverage of prelaunch, launch, and postlaunch activities for Artemis I, the first integrated test of NASA’s Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, and the ground systems at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This uncrewed flight test around the Moon will pave the way for a crewed flight test and future human lunar exploration as part of Artemis.

The SLS rocket is targeted to launch during a two-hour window that opens at 8:33 a.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 29, from Launch Pad 39B at Kennedy.

The rocket and spacecraft arrived at its launch pad Wednesday after the nearly 10-hour, four-mile trek from the Vehicle Assembly Building. A livestream of the rocket and spacecraft at the launch pad currently is available on the NASA Kennedy YouTube channel.

Live coverage of events will air on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website, with prelaunch events starting Monday, Aug. 22. The launch countdown will begin Saturday, Aug. 27, at 10:23 a.m.

A live broadcast of the launch also will include celebrity appearances by Jack Black, Chris Evans, and Keke Palmer, as well as a special performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Josh Grobin and Herbie Hancock. It also will feature a performance of “America the Beautiful” by The Philadelphia Orchestra and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I will be an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation to extend human presence to the Moon and beyond. The mission will demonstrate the performance of the SLS rocket and test Orion’s capabilities over the course of about six weeks as it travels about 40,000 miles beyond the Moon and back to Earth.

A limited number of seats inside the auditorium at Kennedy will be available to on-site journalists on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline has passed for media accreditation for in-person coverage of this launch. Additional journalists wishing to participate may dial in. To participate by telephone, media must RSVP no later than two hours before the start of each briefing to: [email protected]. Media and members of the public may also ask questions on social media using #Artemis. Audio only of the news conferences will be carried on the NASA “V” circuits, which may be accessed by dialing 321-867-1220, -1240, -1260 or -7135.

NASA’s media accreditation policy for virtual and onsite activities is available online. More information about media accreditation at Kennedy is available by emailing: [email protected].

Full launch coverage is as follows. All times are Eastern, all events will air live on NASA TV, and the information is subject to change. Follow NASA’s Artemis blog for updates.

Monday, Aug. 22

7 p.m. – NASA will hold a prelaunch media briefing following the agency flight readiness review with the following participants:

    Janet Petro, director, Kennedy Space Center
    Jim Free, associate administrator for Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
    Mike Sarafin, Artemis mission manager, NASA Headquarters
    Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, Artemis launch director, Exploration Ground Systems Program, Kennedy
    Howard Hu, Orion Program manager, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
    John Honeycutt, Space Launch System Program manager, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

Friday, Aug. 26

10 a.m. – NASA will hold a prelaunch media briefing on the role of industry in advancing human exploration with the following participants:

    Jim Free, associate administrator, Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
    Jeff Zotti, RS-25 program director, Aerojet Rocketdyne
    Jennifer Boland-Masterson, director of operations, Michoud Assembly Facility, Boeing
    Randy Lycans, vice president/general manager of NASA Enterprise Solutions, Jacobs
    Kelly DeFazio, director of Orion production, Lockheed Martin
    Doug Hurley, senior director of business development, Northrop Grumman
    Ralf Zimmermann, head of Moon programs and Orion European Service Module, Airbus

Saturday, Aug. 27

11 a.m. – NASA will hold a prelaunch media briefing following the mission management team meeting with the following participants:

    Mike Sarafin, Artemis mission manager, NASA Headquarters
    Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, Artemis launch director, Exploration Ground Systems Program, Kennedy
    Judd Freiling, ascent and entry flight director, Johnson
    Rick LaBrode, lead flight director, Johnson
    Melissa Jones, recovery director, Exploration Ground Systems Program, Kennedy
    Melody Lovin, weather officer, Space Launch Delta 45
    Jacob Bleacher, chief exploration scientist, Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters

2:30 p.m. – NASA will hold a prelaunch media briefing on the agency’s Moon to Mars exploration plans with the following participants:

    Bill Nelson, NASA administrator
    Bhavya Lal, NASA associate administrator for technology, policy, and strategy
    Jim Free, NASA associate administrator, Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate
    Kathy Lueders, NASA associate administrator, Space Operations Mission Directorate
    Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA associate administrator, Science Mission Directorate
    Prasun Desai, NASA deputy associate administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate
    Randy Bresnik, NASA astronaut

Sunday, Aug. 28

9 a.m. – NASA will hold a prelaunch media briefing on the status of the countdown with the following participants:

    Jeff Spaulding, Artemis I senior NASA test director
    Melody Lovin, weather officer, Space Launch Delta 45

Monday, Aug. 29

12 a.m.: Coverage begins with commentary of tanking operations to load propellant into the SLS rocket.

6:30 a.m.: Full coverage begins in English. Launch coverage will continue through translunar injection and spacecraft separation, setting Orion on its path to the Moon.

7:30 a.m.: Launch coverage begins in Spanish on NASA’s Spanish-language social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube) and will continue approximately 15 minutes after liftoff. Mission coverage updates will be posted on the NASA en español social media channels.

12 p.m.: Coverage of the postlaunch news conference will follow approximately one hour after the live launch broadcast ends. Coverage start time is subject to change, based exact liftoff time. The postlaunch news conference will include the following participants:

    Bill Nelson, NASA administrator
    Mike Sarafin, Artemis mission manager, NASA Headquarters
    Mike Bolger, Exploration Ground Systems Program manager, Kennedy
    Howard Hu, Orion Program manager, Johnson
    John Honeycutt, Space Launch System Program manager, Marshall

4 p.m.: Coverage of Orion’s first outbound trajectory burn on the way to the Moon. Time of coverage start time is subject to change, based on exact liftoff time.

5:30 p.m.: Coverage of first Earth views from Orion during outbound coast to the Moon.

NASA Television coverage of additional events throughout the mission is available online.

NASA Launch Coverage in English

Briefings and launch coverage will be available on the NASA website. Coverage will include live streaming and blog updates. On-demand streaming video and photos of the launch will be available shortly after liftoff. Follow countdown coverage on NASA’s Artemis blog at:

https://blogs.nasa.gov/artemis

Live NASA TV coverage leading to launch will begin with commentary of tanking operations at 12 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, followed by launch coverage beginning at 6:30 a.m. Launch coverage will stream on the NASA website, as well as Facebook, Twitch, NASA YouTube, and in 4k on NASA’s UHD channel. For NASA TV downlink information, schedule, and links to streaming video, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/live

On launch day, a “clean feed” will be carried on the NASA TV media channel featuring views of the rocket and audio from a commentator in the Launch Control Center throughout and a single channel of mission audio beginning 15 minutes before launch.

On launch day, countdown activities with audio of the launch control commentator will be available starting at 12 a.m. by dialing 1-844-467-4685; Passcode: 687630; listeners will hear a single channel of mission audio beginning 15 minutes before launch. Full audio from the launch broadcast will begin at 6:30 a.m. and will be carried on 321-867-1220, -1240, -1260 or –7135.

Launch also will be available on local amateur VHF radio frequency 146.940 MHz and UHF radio frequency 444.925 MHz, FM mode, heard within Brevard County on the Space Coast.

NASA Launch Coverage in Spanish

NASA’s broadcast of the launch in Spanish will include interviews with Hispanic members of the mission and live commentary.

The show, which will begin at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, will be available on NASA en español’s YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook accounts, and will continue approximately 15 minutes after liftoff. Mission coverage will then follow on the NASA en español social media channels.

Media and educational institutions interested in sharing the stream of the show can contact María José Viñas at: [email protected].

Attend Launch Virtually

Members of the public can register to attend the launch virtually. NASA’s virtual guest program for the mission includes curated launch resources, notifications about related opportunities or changes, and a stamp for the NASA virtual guest passport following a successful launch.

Virtual NASA Social

NASA invites the public to join the Artemis I social event on Facebook. Stay up to date on the latest mission activities, interact with Artemis experts in real-time, and watch the live launch broadcast with an interactive chat.

Watch, Engage on Social Media

Stay connected with the mission and let people know you are following the launch on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with #Artemis. Follow and tag these accounts:

    Twitter: @NASA, NASAArtemis
    Facebook: NASA, NASAArtemis
    Instagram: NASA, NASAArtemis

Through Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar exploration and serving as a steppingstone to send astronauts to Mars.

For more information about the Artemis I mission, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis-i

Para obtener información sobre cobertura en español en el Centro Espacial Kennedy o si desea solicitar entrevistas en español, comuníquese con Antonia Jaramillo at: [email protected] or 321-501-8425.

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Press Contacts

Kathryn Hambleton
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
[email protected]

Tiffany Fairley
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
[email protected]
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Nice view from the water

https://twitter.com/brasileight/status/1561075731530223619

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Incredible view this morning!
#WeAreGoing                      #Artemis1                              @NASAKennedy

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https://twitter.com/jimfree/status/1561683883950850052

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Got to @NASAKennedy early this morning for our #Artemis I Agency Flight Readiness Review. I have the honor of chairing today's review, where I'll hear from our incredible team and together, we'll review the data across the entire mission to ensure we're ready for launch. (1/3)

twitter.com/jimfree/status/1561683886458929153

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It'll be a day when we can raise concerns if needed, ensure we've answered all the technical questions our teams have asked, and confirm everything is working properly based on all the tests and analyses we've run. (2/3)

https://twitter.com/jimfree/status/1561683887507574788

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I want to take you along for the ride today. Most of the day I'll focus on listening to our presenters, but during the breaks, I'll tell you about who is presenting and why they are crucial. After the review, tune into a briefing on what happened at nasa.gov/live. (3/3)
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Great view of the (FORTRAN-generated :) ) Artemis I trajectory by the very same person who developed it... and, interestingly, confirms that it has ARM heritage (itself deriving from CxP Orion halo orbit studies!!).

https://twitter.com/DegenerateConic/status/1561531340067061762
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https://www.nasa.gov/feature/track-nasa-s-artemis-i-mission-in-real-time


Aug 17, 2022
Track NASA’s Artemis I Mission in Real Time
NASA's AROW app
Using AROW, almost anyone with internet access can pinpoint where Orion is and track its distance from the Earth, distance from the Moon, mission duration, and more.

Join NASA’s Orion spacecraft on its first mission around the Moon using the Artemis Real-time Orbit Website (AROW) to track the spacecraft’s flight as it happens.
NASA's AROW app
On the web, users can follow AROW to see where Orion is in relation to the Earth and the Moon and follow Orion’s path during the mission.

During Artemis I, Orion will travel to 40,000 miles beyond the Moon in the first integrated flight test with the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. Using AROW, almost anyone with internet access can pinpoint where Orion is and track its distance from the Earth, distance from the Moon, mission duration, and more. AROW will be available beginning Aug. 28 on NASA’s website and on the @NASA_Orion Twitter account.

AROW visualizes data collected by sensors on Orion and sent to the Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston during its flight. It will provide periodic real-time data beginning about one minute after liftoff through separation of the SLS rocket’s Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage approximately two hours into flight. Once Orion is flying on its own, AROW will provide constant real-time information.

“This is a really powerful way to engage with the mission and understand the scope of what NASA is trying to accomplish with Artemis I,” said Seth Lambert, the Orion programmer who created AROW.

On the web, users can follow AROW to see where Orion is in relation to the Earth and the Moon and follow Orion’s path during the mission. Users can view key mission milestones, and characteristics on the Moon, including information about landing sites from the Apollo program. Also available for download will be trajectory data from the flight, called an ephemeris.

AROW also will provide a set of Orion’s state vectors — data that describes precisely where Orion is located in space and how it moves — for inclusion in these tweets once Orion is flying on its own. These vectors can be used for data lovers, artists, and creatives to make their own tracking app, data visualization, or anything else they envision.

“Knowing what the spacecraft is doing during the mission is already cool, but now that Orion’s data can be visualized in all these different ways, it will be interesting to see what creative projects others come up with,” said Richard Garodnick, an engineer on the mission control center system engineering and development team at Johnson.

And while the app was developed and will be used for Artemis missions, the technology behind AROW could be applied to other missions in the future.

Through Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone to send astronauts to Mars.

Learn more about the Orion spacecraft at:

https://www.nasa.gov/orion
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