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Ask An Engineer: What is Artemis?

NASA's Artemis 1 rocket begins its launch.
NASA’s Space Launch System rocket carrying the Orion spacecraft launches on the Artemis I flight test, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, from Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s Artemis I mission is the first integrated flight test of the agency’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, and ground systems. SLS and Orion launched at 1:47 a.m. EST, from Launch Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

What is Artemis?

With the recent successful launch of Artemis 1, NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, interest and excitement in space exploration is on the rise.

Engineering Communications spoke with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering’s Dr. Andre Mazzoleni and Dr. Steven Berg to learn more about NASA’s Artemis program as well as student opportunities in research, rocketry and space exploration available at NC State.

Watch the full interview below.

Artemis 1 Flight Map

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