NASA's Artemis Program
America is ready to enter the next era of space exploration!
UPDATE: NASA announced crew of Artemis II!! Artemis 2 is currently scheduled for September 2025
The Artemis II crew (left to right: Jeremy Hansen, Victor Glover, Reid Wiseman, Christina Hammock Koch) in an Orion simulator at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston
Credit: NASA/James Blair
Artemis II Map
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.
In the beginning
The first chapter, Artemis 1, successfully launched from Florida’s Space Coast on November 16, 2022. 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 is testing 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!
Do more with NASA & Artemis
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!
Come View The Launch
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 a beach day at our incredible beach parks and piers, or just watch right from your hotel! Check out some of the best launch viewing locations and book your Artemis Adventure.
Space Coast Launches App
Are you obsessed with space? Download our Space Coast Launches App to watch a live stream of every rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center & Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida.
- Locate the exact spot on the horizon to watch during a live rocket launch using the Compass feature.
- Countdown every second with real-time launch clock on the main screen.
- Keep track of upcoming missions including current launch schedule, in-depth mission plans and rocket details.