“Zero Hour” for the launch of NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar mission on 27 29

"Zero Hour" for the launch of NASA's Artemis 1 lunar mission on 27 29
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It’s time for NASA’s new moon rocket.

With 8.8 million pounds of thrust, the rocket – dubbed the space launch system (SLS) – was designed to be more powerful than the powerful at NASA Saturn v. Its Orion space capsule outperforms its Apollo ancestor by a third. But none of the spaceships passed the ultimate test: a journey to the moon and back.

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