NASA’s Artemis I Mission Was Launched

This mission also marks the debut flight of the SLS rocket as the most powerful ever to reach Earth's orbit.

NASA’s Artemis I mission was launched early Wednesday morning after delays and months of anticipation.

The mission marks the beginning of an experiment that is sending a rocket without passengers around the moon. It’s meant to open the door for crewed missions to return to the moon’s surface for the first time in half a century.

The space craft named Orion, is shaped like a gum drop and broke away from the rocket after reaching space. Orion is created to hold crews but the passengers but for this test mission, it’s carrying mannequins to collect key data to assist in future live crews.

This mission also marks the debut flight of the SLS rocket as the most powerful ever to reach Earth’s orbit.

The mission will conclude with a splash down in the Pacific on December 11th.