NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket to roll out Aug. 18 for lunar launch

Artemis 1 rocket beside Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA

NASA’s ambitious Artemis 1 moon mission is go to return to the pad, one last time, ahead of launch. The Artemis 1 stack will make the roughly 4-mile (6.4 kilometers) journey from Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Complex 39B on Aug. 18, NASA confirmed on Friday (Aug. 5). The rollout will keep … Read more

2022 Fantasy Football Quarterback Shuffle Up: Justin Herbert to the moon

In real life, the quarterback is everything. It’s not just the most important position in football, it’s the most important position in team sports anywhere. In fantasy football? The quarterback is just another position. It’s the third- or fourth-most important spot of the four major spots, depending on your point of view. I think it’s … Read more

South Korea Is Scouting Out the Moon, With More Missions to Come

South Korea set off for the moon on Thursday. But it doesn’t want to stop there. “We are also considering using the moon as an outpost for space exploration,” Kwon Hyun-joon, director general of space and nuclear energy at South Korea’s Ministry of Science, said in a written response to questions. “Although we hope to … Read more

Florida braces for crowds for NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission launch

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They’re coming. Tourism officials in Florida’s Space Coast are expecting a massive influx of tourists for the upcoming Artemis 1 moon mission, the first launch for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket. The “Space Coast” is a term given to the region of Florida where both Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station … Read more

Rocket Report: SpaceX launches Korea to the Moon, Georgia’s litigious spaceport

Enlarge / An Atlas V rocket launches a Space Based Infrared System satellite on Thursday morning from Cape Canaveral Space Force Base. Trevor Mahlmann Welcome to Edition 5.05 of the Rocket Report! Don’t look now, but we could be fewer than four weeks away from the launch of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket. I have covered … Read more

SpaceX launches South Korea’s 1st-ever moon mission, lands rocket at sea

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying South Korea

South Korea is on its way to the moon. The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) lifted off today (Aug. 4) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, kicking off South Korea’s first-ever deep-space mission and setting the stage for more ambitious moon efforts down the road. KPLO, also known as Danuri, “will be the first step … Read more

South Korea Launches First Moon Mission on SpaceX Rocket

Joining the list of nations with ambitious plans in space, South Korea set off for the moon on Thursday. Its first lunar spacecraft, named Danuri, was carried toward space on time at 7:08 p.m. Eastern time by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. After about 40 … Read more

Watch Live as SpaceX Attempts Its First Direct Launch to the Moon

A Falcon 9 rocket during launch this past July. Photo: SpaceX South Korea is embarking on its first lunar mission, and SpaceX has been brought in to help. You can catch this historic launch live right here. Hard to believe, but the upcoming launch marks the first time that SpaceX will directly send a payload … Read more

European Space Agency recruits Shaun (the sheep) for Artemis 1 moon mission

Shaun, the title character from the Aardman stop-motion TV series

A popular stop-motion sheep is about to go from Mossy Bottom Farm to the moon. Shaun, the title character from the animated television series “Shaun the Sheep,” has been assigned a space on NASA’s Artemis 1 mission, targeted for launch later this month. The unusually clever Shropshire lamb — in plush doll form — will … Read more