Dubbed Artemis I, the mission brings the US a big step closer to putting astronauts back on the lunar surface for the first time since the end of the Apollo programme 50 years ago.
The Artemis 1 space mission hopes to test the Space Launch System rocket as well as the unmanned Orion capsule that sits atop it, in preparation for future Moon-bound journeys with humans aboard.
NASA’s new Moon rocket sprang another dangerous fuel leak, forcing launch controllers to call off their second attempt this week to send a crew capsule into lunar orbit.
For the second time in five days, NASA has halted a planned attempt to launch the debut test flight of its giant, next-generation rocket, the first mission of the agency's moon-to-Mars Artemis programme.
For August 29 mission, called Artemis 1, the Orion capsule will launch atop the Space Launch System without any humans and orbit the Moon before returning to Earth for an ocean splashdown 42 days later.
The achievement heralds the promise of using earthly plants to support human outposts on other worlds.
NASA's $37 billion rocket system aims to return astronauts to Moon and establish a long-term lunar colony as a precursor to eventual human exploration of Mars.
At least 12 civilians and 38 rebels have died in four days of fighting in the country's northeast, where the army is battling the Allied Democratic Forces and an ethnic-based militia called CODECO.
NASA plans to get humans back to the Moon again after testing its uncrewed lunar mission Artemis 1 next year.
Archaeologists have been excavating Magnesia for decades. The ancient Greek city in Turkey’s Aydin province is home to two temples: one dedicated to Artemis, and the other, to Zeus.
SpaceX beat Blue Origin and Dynetics to win the contract and become what NASA called its "most trusted private sector partner."
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