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VAN HORN, TEXAS - JULY 20: Blue Origin’s New Shepard flies into space from the launch pad carrying Jeff Bezos along with his brother Mark Bezos, 18-year-old Oliver Daemen, and 82-year-old Wally Funk on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas. Mr. Bezos and the crew are riding in the first human spaceflight for the company.

The Historic mission for the Artemis rocket began just before 2 am this morning. Sitting on top of the Artemis was the Orion space craft which has it’s own special mission.

This mission is truly something special, the Orion space craft is carrying dummies to try and collect vital information for future human flights. The Orion is also going deeper into space than any other spacecraft has went. The mission will allow the Orion to orbit the moon before returning for home, the trip should take about 25 days.

The main objective for NASA is to monitor the Orion spacecraft and it’s performance. It is all about seeing if a human flight team could stand the journey. This mission will also break records for the Artemis. The Artemis is the largest spacecraft to ever be sent to space.

Ultimately the team at NASA wants to establish a permeant base on the moon.

This is a massive step for the entire world, if NASA can gather information from the Orion spacecraft, it could be the first steps to putting a colony on the moon.

Here are a few videos of the launch:

This man shot a video from his front yard, remember it is 2 am at the time!

What an awesome photo of the launch!

A look just before takeoff!

I really love this video as it shows the plan for the Orion spacecraft.

I think life on the moon is a crazy thing to think about, but with how it’s going down here, I may take my chances on the moon!

In all seriousness though, this mission is something that could help change life as we know it. For most people that may be a scary thought, but honestly I think it’s a great step.

Plus, we may see the aliens going this deep into space!

For more information check out the article below:

Artemis I mission takes flight in historic leap forward for NASA's moon program | CNN

The Artemis I mission took flight in the early hours of Wednesday after months of anticipation. The event kicks off a historic trip that will send an uncrewed spacecraft around the moon, paving the way for NASA to return astronauts to the lunar surface.


I wonder if this guy will be the first to go up?

William Shatner Goes to Space