The US space agency NASA has transferred its new rocket system to the Cape Canaveral launch site in Florida, where extensive testing will soon occur. The system consists of the rocket Space Launch System and the Orion capsule.
The huge Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape Canaveral, Florida, is where NASA is preparing its rockets for their space travel.
The colossus was driven out with a transport truck on Thursday evening local time and is now located at the launch site. Before the system can be tested unmanned for the first time at the earliest in May, many other tests are on the menu.
The Artemis mission aims to land American astronauts on the moon again by 2024 for the first time in nearly 50 years. Due to various delays, this mission has been postponed until 2025 at the earliest.
The task is to put four astronauts into orbit using the Orion capsule, after which two of them will be transmitted to a SpaceX lander for the final trajectory to the moon.