NASA to Discuss Final Test Status Today Before Artemis

NASA to Discuss Final Test Status Today, NASA is schedule to hold a press conference to discuss the final test status of the Artemis moon mission. This event is sure to be exciting for space enthusiasts and anyone who wants to learn more about Artemis—the first human-rate spacecraft to flyby and land on the moon since Apollo 17 in 1972. If you can’t attend the press conference live, don’t worry—you can watch it online right here at We’ll be sure to post updates as they happen so that you don’t miss a thing!

Artemis is a proposed NASA mission to send two astronauts to the moon in 2024 as part of a potential first-ever human exploration of an asteroid. The Artemis Moon Mission would also test out new technologies for future deep space missions, including the possibility of sending astronauts to Mars.

The final test status of the Artemis Moon Mission will be discuss by NASA today (April 20) at 2 p.m. EDT at the agency’s Washington D.C. headquarters. Today’s briefing comes just over a week before the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences’ annual meeting in Pasadena, California, where more details about this propose mission will be unveil.

NASA to Discuss Final Test Status Today Before Artemis

If all goes according to plan, two astronauts could launch on an Orion spacecraft toward the moon in 2024 as part of an extend stay that could pave the way for more ambitious goals in human spaceflight such as setting foot on Mars and journeying further into the solar system.

The 5 Tests that NASA Needs to Pass Today

NASA will discuss final test status today before Artemis

Moon Mission. The five tests that NASA needs to pass today include a firing of the engine, testing of the guidance and navigation system, rendezvous and proximity operations and a simulation of the launch abort sequence. If all tests are successful, Artemis Moon Mission will be declare ready to launch in early 2020.

What Happens If They Fail?

NASA will discuss the final test status of the Artemis moon mission today before a decision is made on when to launch. If all goes according to plan, the spacecraft should be ready for launch no earlier than September 2019. However, there are still some tests that need to be complete in order to confirm everything is working as plan. The most important part of this process is ensuring that the engines and other systems are able to work properly in space and withstand the harsh environment of deep space. If everything checks out, then NASA will give the green light for launch and let everyone on Earth know exactly when it’s going to take place!


If you’re curious about the status of NASA’s Artemis moon mission, you won’t want to miss the news briefing schedule for today at 1 p.m. EDT. The briefing is being webcast live on NASA’s website and will cover everything from the final test status of the spacecraft to what we can expect during its journey to the moon. As a space enthusiast and lunar exploration aficionado, I’m excite to hear what NASA has in store for us today!

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