The Artemis I mission launched the Orion Spacecraft from Cape Canaveral to space early in the morning on Wednesday, November 16. Artemis I will be the first integrated flight test of NASA’s deep space exploration system: the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the ground systems at Kennedy Space Center. The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I will be an uncrewed flight that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration, and demonstrate our commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond. During this flight, the uncrewed Orion spacecraft will launch on the most powerful rocket in the world and travel thousands of miles beyond the Moon, farther than any spacecraft built for humans has ever flown, over the course of about a three-week mission. Orion is scheduled to return to Earth December 11, landing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. Click on the links below to learn more, follow along with the mission, and find some fun activities to do at home!
Join Artemis! NASA
Orion Activities & Coloring Pages
Orion A to Z Coloring Book
Blankner STEAM Team