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NASA Invites Public to Share Excitement of the Artemis I Mission

NASA's Artemis I rocket at Launch Pad 39B
Liftoff of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket and integrated Orion spacecraft is targeted for 8:33 a.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, from Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credits: NASA/Ben Smegelsky

The public is invited to take part in virtual activities and events ahead of launch of the historic Artemis I mission. The first in a series of increasingly complex missions to the Moon, the uncrewed flight test will pave the way for a long-term lunar presence and serve as a steppingstone to send astronauts to Mars.

Liftoff of the agency’s mega Moon rocket and integrated Orion spacecraft is targeted for 8:33 a.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, from Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Through Artemis, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon as part of its mission to explore the unknown in space and inspire the world through discovery. Members of the public can register to attend the Artemis I launch virtually or RSVP to the Facebook event. The virtual guest program for this launch includes curated launch resources, timely mission updates, and a virtual guest passport stamp following a successful launch.

The launch broadcast will begin on NASA Television at 6:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 29, and be carried on the agency’s website, as well as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitch, Daily Motion, Theta.TV, and NASA’s App.

Members of the public can also share in the journey through a variety of activities, including:

Virtual Launch Passport: Artemis Edition

There’s a special edition Artemis passport for this mission (and future Artemis missions!). Print, fold, and get ready to fill yours! Stamps will be emailed following launches to those who register via email through Eventbrite.

STEM Mission Toolkit
Make, launch, teach, compete, and learn. Virtual and hands-on activities for students and educators. Find your favorite way to be part of the Artemis mission with NASA’s STEM Engagement.


During the Artemis I mission, the Orion spacecraft’s internal and external cameras will capture views of Earth and the Moon as it travels between the two. Are you excited to see some of these Moon Snaps? How about sharing some of your own Moon-inspired art? 

In anticipation of this monumental milestone, NASA wants to see, hear, and experience all of your Moon-inspired content – your Moon photographs, your Moon music, your Moon recipes, your Moon nail art, your Moon makeup tutorials. The sky is not the limit! Show us your #NASAMoonSnap!

Enjoy “The Adventures of Commander Moonikin Campos and Friends”

While Artemis I is uncrewed, there is a manikin called Commander Moonikin Campos suited in an Orion crew survival system spacesuit and two identical manikin torsos equipped with radiation detectors participating in the mission. This webcomic tells the story of what the manikins will experience before, during, and after the Artemis I flight. The name “Campos” is a reference to Arturo Campos, an electrical engineer who was instrumental in saving the Apollo 13 crew.

Watch and Engage on Social Media

Stay connected with the mission on social media and let people know you’re following it on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtags #Artemis. Follow and tag these accounts:

For NASA’s launch blog and more information about the mission, visit: