The Block 1 SLS  for Artemis 1 inside High Bay 3 at the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center with American Flag in foreground

NASA's Artemis Program

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America is ready to enter the next era of space exploration! 


NASA's Artemis Program Logo

Since the 1950s, Florida’s Space Coast has been your front-row seat to American space exploration. NASA’s Artemis Program is the next chapter of the story. 

Building on everything we've learned about space through iconic programs like Mercury, Apollo, the Space Shuttle Program, and the International Space Station, the Artemis program endeavors to return humanity to the moon. But this time, we're building the first continuously inhabited location on the surface of another celestial body. What an incredible time to be alive. 

NASA B-Roll Screenshot of Artist Rendered SLS in Flight
NASA B-Roll Screenshot of Artist Rendered SLS in Flight
Credit: NASA

The first chapter, Artemis 1, is targeting March 2022 for launch from Florida's Space Coast. The Space Launch System (SLS) is the most powerful rocket the world has ever seen, and the Orion Spacecraft is one of the most sophisticated. Artemis 1 will test these systems as SLS launches Orion into orbit around the Earth and then the moon.  This mission will take several years to complete, and once again the Kennedy Space Center is your front-row seat for the history-making moments to come!

  Learn More on the Artemis Missions.

Rendering of the Orion Spacecraft deployed Credit NASA
Rendering of the Orion Spacecraft deployed
Credit: NASA

You can do more than just watch the launches too! NASA has come up with so many ways for us to learn about the Artemis program.  Exciting science projects, crafts, and challenges you can do at home with the kids. Ideas for teachers to engage their class, awe-inspiring videos, and project updates. There's even the chance for students to compete for scholarships, internships, and problem-solving projects to become a part of the history-making NASA crew.  All these projects are just one small click for you, and one giant leap for the future of space exploration!

Learn how to get involved with NASA and Artemis

a view of an Atlas V launching from Playalinda Beach
Photo Credit: US National Park Service​​​​

Be a part of the Artemis program and see the SLS & Orion launch from Florida's Space Coast.  You can't get any closer to history than here! Take in spectacular views from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, see the launch from the ocean or lagoon on an exclusive boat tour, turn your launch experience into beach day at our incredible beach parks and piers, or just right from your hotel! Check out some of the best launch viewing locations and book your Artemis Adventure.