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NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop the mobile launcher at Launch 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Artemis I mission is the first integrated test of the agency’s deep space exploration systems: the Space Launch System rocket, Orion spacecraft, and supporting ground systems. The mission is the first in a series of increasingly complex missions to the Moon. Launch of the uncrewed flight test is targeted for no earlier than Sept. 3 at 2:17 p.m. ET. With Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before.



Grade Levels

Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12


Technology, Rocketry


Hands-on Activities, Play and Learn

The SLS is NASA’s newest rocket. It is part of the Artemis program, which is the plan to take astronauts to the Moon. You can build a model SLS with school supplies. Download the instructions and build a your SLS model.

Build Your Own Space Launch System: Block 1