Media invited to see NASA mega Moon rocket roll out for first time

Media advisory

Longueuil, Quebec, — The NASA-led Artemis program is a new generation of lunar exploration missions designed to send humans farther into space than ever before.

NASA is inviting a limited number of media to visit the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to see the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft rolling out for the first time. The SLS and Orion will be tested no earlier than mid- in preparation for the Artemis I mission. Artemis I will bring us one step closer to a CSA astronaut's historical journey around the Moon. Artemis II, the first crewed mission of the Artemis program, is currently planned to launch in .

NASA will provide additional information on timing and interview opportunities at a later date. For more information, please consult NASA's media advisory.

To begin the accreditation process, Canadian media representatives must apply by . All media accreditation requests should be submitted online at

Note: Anyone who has previously applied to view the rollout does not need to reapply.

To learn more about Canada's role in Moon exploration, please consult the CSA's webpage.

No earlier than mid-
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Media accreditation to capture NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft rolling out for the first time

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