Subscribe now NASA said in a statement that Artemis 1 would launch its Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System (SLS) rocket around the moon in an initial test phase, after which a crew containing at least one female astronaut would touch down on the surface to establish a lunar base.
Nasa/EPA 4/19 The crew (from left): Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin.
Nasa/EPA 7/19 The interior of the landing module with its pilot, Buzz Aldrin, during the mission.
Nasa/EPA 9/19 Flight controllers at the Space Centre in Houston as the landing module descends to the surface of the moon.
Nasa/EPA 11/19 Buzz Aldrin's boot and footprint in lunar soil.
Nasa/EPA 12/19 Buzz Aldrin standing by the US flag planted on the surface of the moon.
Nasa/EPA 17/19 Neil Armstrong works near the lunar landing module.