NASA's new moon rocket lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Wednesday morning, Nov. 16, 2022, as seen from Harbor town Marina on Merritt Island, Fla. The moon is visible in the sky. (Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP) [ MALCOLM DENEMARK/FLORIDA TODAY | AP ]
The project aims for a return to the moon for the first time in over 50 years.
The Artemis I mission took flight early Wednesday, marking the start of an effort for a return to the moon. NASA’s Orion, the spacecraft carried by the rocket, will gather information to help astronauts walk on the lunar surface once again.