NASA Successfully Launches Moon Rocket

The mission will last three and a half weeks. 

After several postponements, NASA launched Artemis successfully from Cape Canaveral on Wednesday. Artemis mission manager Mike Sarafin said, “We got to witness the world’s most powerful rocket take the Earth by its edges and shake the wicked out of it. We have a priority one mission in play right now.” 

This flight is the first in a series of Artemis missions. The ultimate goal is to have a permanent base on the moon from which astronauts can explore, including missions to Mars.

The rocket will propel the Orion craft into orbit around the moon for 26 days. The orbiter will return to Earth on December 9. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Sarafin as he oversees the Artemis mission.
  • For Administrator Bill Nelson as he heads NASA.
  • For NASA engineers and scientists as they monitor the current mission and plan future launches.

Sources: NASA, CNN, NBC News 


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