After a long delay and a hold on the countdown, Artemis 1 had a very exciting launch into space. SLS took off at 1:47 AM from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
It also marks a major success for NASA’s Artemis program to return to the Moon, which has been plagued by years of delays, development mishaps, and billions of dollars in budget overruns. During the past few months, both hurricanes and technical difficulties caused launch delays — including two scrubs. Then, tonight, engineers managed to fix both an intermittent hydrogen leak and a “bad ethernet switch” in the hours just before launch.
We are going.
— NASA (@NASA) November 16, 2022