Tag: NASA SLS

Orion Enters Distant Retrograde Orbit Around Moon with Critical Engine Burn

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –NASA’s Orion crew capsule entered its a distant retrograde orbit (DRO) trajectory around the Moon after completing a critical thruster firing on Friday afternoon, Nov. 25, of the main engine required for lunar orbit insertion on Flight Day 10 of the 25.5-day long Artemis 1 unpiloted test flight mission. Orion’s Orbital Maneuvering

Artemis 1 Moved to VAB Protective Hangar at Kennedy due to Hurricane Ian: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – In the face of the impending devastating threat from monster Hurricane Ian approaching the Florida peninsula including the Space Coast NASA technicians successfully moved the Artemis 1 Moon rocket back to inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) protective hangar Tuesday morning, Sept. 27, after starting the 4-mile trip from atop launch

NASA Restarts Modified SLS Wet Dress Rehearsal Countdown Fueling Test for Artemis 1 Moon Mission: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE, FL –  The countdown has begun ! –  as NASA restarts its new plan to proceed with a modified version of the critical countdown and fueling test known as the Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR) for the first ever Space Launch System (SLS) Mega Moon rocket rolled out to its launchpad atop