NASA prepares Artemis moon rocket for launch

The uncrewed mission intends to take off Saturday

It would mark the start of the agency's program to return American astronauts to the Moon in the coming years.

The mission, Artemis I, will have no astronauts.

Artemis I is planned to send off at 8:33 a.m. Eastern time from Launch Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.



If it is successful, the planned mission in the coming years is to send astronauts first to lunar orbit, then later to the surface of the Moon.

In case of negative climate or specialized misfires, the takeoff can be pushed back as much as two hours, to 10:33 a.m.

Live inclusion will start at 6:30 a.m. on NASA TV

Forecasts give an 80 percent chance of favorable weather at the start of the launch window

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