NASA is targeting Monday, August 29, 2022, as the first opportunity to launch Artemis I atop the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. During the Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon and will use innovative technologies to explore even more of the lunar surface. But before a crew can launch on Artemis II, Artemis I, an uncrewed mission,  will help lay the groundwork for human deep space exploration. The Artemis I Orion capsule will travel 280,000 miles from Earth during a 43-day mission. The spacecraft will stay in space longer than any crew-capable vehicle has done without docking to a space station and will return to Earth faster and hotter than ever before.

This summer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex celebrates this Next Giant Leap. Join the Journey.

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Artemis I Launch Events

Artemis I Special Launch Events at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

In honor of this historic mission, the visitor complex is hosting numerous special events leading up to the launch of Artemis I. Beginning August 25, explore various NASA activities on the bottom floor of Space Shuttle Atlantis®, learn from real Artemis experts in Journey To Mars during special presentations, and interact with Lego® Education's Space Team in the Debus Conference Facility. All events are included with daily admission. 

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Discover the Why, How, and When of Artemis

Artemis I: Map to the Moon

NASA Explores the Moon and Beyond


Why the Moon?


Explore the Moon, and beyond.


Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex

See the visionary designs paving the way for human deep space travel while discovering the current cutting-edge space exploration innovations from NASA and commercial partners.


Journey To Mars Explorers Wanted

Journey to Mars: Explorer's Wanted

Discover NASA’s plans to explore deep space, get up close to life-sized Mars rover replicas and test your skills as a recruit in Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted.

Saturn V Rocket on display at the Apollo/Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center

Apollo/Saturn V Center

The Apollo/Saturn V Center pays homage to the people and machines that made the improbable possible and the future seem bigger than we ever dared to dream.