Artemis II


Destination: Lunar flyby
Mission: Human Exploration

Lunar flyby Launch Complex 39B Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Artemis II is the first crewed mission as part of the Artemis program. Artemis II will send a crew of 4 - 3 Americans and 1 Canadian around the moon and return them back to Earth. The mission will test the core systems of NASA's Orion spacecraft including the critical life support system, among other systems which could not be tested during Artemis I due to the lack of crew onboard.


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Space Launch System (SLS)

Family: Space Launch System
Configuration: Block 1

The Space Launch System (SLS) is an American Space Shuttle-derived heavy expendable launch vehicle. It is part of NASA's deep space exploration plans including as the main launch vehicle of the Artemis program. SLS follows the cancellation of the Constellation program, and is to replace the retired Space Shuttle.

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  • Stages
  • Length
    111.0 m
  • Diameter
    8.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    8.4 m
  • Launch Mass
    2628 T
  • Thrust
    39000 kN
  • Name
    Space Launch System (SLS)
  • Family
    Space Launch System
  • Variant
    Block 1
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Space Launch System Block 1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    95000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Orion 003

Active Cargo Crew On-board: 4
Destination: Circumlunar flyby
Serial Number: 003

Orion spacecraft used for Artemis 2.

Orion Details


Gregory R. Wiseman

Spacecraft Commander - American - ( NASA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Nov. 11, 1975
Age: 47

Victor J. Glover

Pilot - American - ( NASA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: April 30, 1976
Age: 47

Christina Koch

Mission Specialist - American - ( NASA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Jan. 29, 1979
Age: 44

Jeremy Hansen

Mission Specialist - Canadian - ( CSA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Jan. 27, 1976
Age: 47

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Administrator: Bill Nelson Founded: 1958 Successes: 115 Failures: 20 Pending: 6

Agency Type: Government

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


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