Artemis I stacked


Time lapse of the stacking of the Orion spacecraft on top of the fully assembled Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on 21 October 2021, in preparation for the uncrewed Artemis I launch.

For Artemis I, the European Service Module will take the spacecraft more than 64 000 km beyond the Moon in a test flight to demonstrate its capabilities.

The European Service Module is ESA’s contribution to NASA’s Orion spacecraft that will send astronauts to the Moon and beyond. It provides electricity, water, oxygen and nitrogen as well as keeping the spacecraft at the right temperature and on course.

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  1. 👍🏽👨🏽 … Glad we have companies like SpaceX to do the easy stuff so NASA & ESA can concentrate on difficult things like science, exploration and new technologies.
    Building cheap rockets or playing cheap Space taXi is not what NASA is for.

  2. Orion part (Orion + fairing and decoupling system + abort tower) alone if huge, I think it might be bigger than New Shepard.

    Also at the start of video secondary payload is visible (those small things inside the adapter).

  3. It's unbelievable and amazing how teamwork can work together over such a distance such as the universe 🚀🛰️✨🤩😍 . Start planned for 2022 ? 🔥☺️ Good luck ESA and NASA 💙💚🤞🏻👋🏻🇸🇰.

  4. As like Goddess Artemis your this step will immortal in space research and exploring field. My best wishes with you and all of your team. ❤️

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