NASA gearing up for rollout of Artemis 1 mission next week

Teams are starting to retract the “kitchen drawer” platforms surrounding the first rocket that will launch a NASA Artemis mission toward the moon.

Retracting the platforms surrounding the huge Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida is a key step to safely sending the rocket and spacecraft to the launch pad on March 17 ahead of the Artemis 1 launch, which is expected to take place no earlier than May.