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Media Invited to Final Roll of Mobile Launcher Before Artemis 1 Moon Mission

aerial view of NASA's mobile launcher atop crawler-transporter 2
This aerial view shows NASA’s mobile launcher atop crawler-transporter 2 as it moves along the crawlerway, making its way to Launch Pad 39B at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credits: NASA

Media are invited to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida from 6 to 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 27, to view the agency’s mobile launcher as it makes its final roll on crawler-transporter 2 to Launch Pad 39B prior to the launch of the first Artemis mission. A mobile launcher expert will be available to discuss the testing that will take place throughout the summer.

Over the next three months, the mobile launcher will undergo final testing at the pad to certify the systems for launch. The next time the mobile launcher makes its trek out to Launch Pad 39B, it will transport NASA’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft for the launch of Artemis 1, part of the agency’s larger, sustainable Moon to Mars exploration approach.

Accreditation for this activity is open to U.S. media only. To receive credentials for this event, media must apply online by Tuesday, June 25. All media accreditation requests must be submitted online at:

Learn more about NASA’s Artemis 1 mission at:


Kathryn Hambleton
Headquarters, Washington
Amanda Griffin
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.