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Artemis I Launch (108 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 29-August-2022  08:08:18 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

Artemis I Launch

After 11 years of development, countless delays and technical issues, endless political wrangling and a mind-boggling 23 billion USD in funding, NASA's super-heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket is finally 100% confirmed for its maiden test flight early next week (local time).
This is an unmanned test launch and represents the first very public step forward in NASA's Artemis Moon Landing program, which aims to send humans back to the moon for the first time since the 1970's. The two hour launch window opens at 10:30pm AEST (8:30pm for WA) on Monday 29th August, but [USER=1]Agg[/USER] has predicted that by placing a post on the news page there is roughly a 95% chance that the launch will now be cancelled due to weather. If not, it will be a very big show for NASA's 95 tonne 111-meter-tall rocket. All digits crossed.

Watch the Live Launch on YouTube

Discussion continues over in this thread
And general discussion of all things astro and cosmo in this thread

Here is a Wiki page for the Artimis Program with a very cool info-graphic of this launch

Thanks to BlueRaven for the above blurb.
Also, a massive thank you to Audionut and all the other OCAU members in the thread for the information and updates.
big space rocket go boom boom

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