Artemis launch time: What time will the blast-off take place?

Artemis launch time

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have trooped to Florida beaches to observe the blast-off of Artemis 1 to the moon. Notable among them is the VP of the United States, Kamala Harris, who was also on ground to observe the historic blast-off.

As the day of the launch, Monday, August 29, 2022, has arrived, scores of Americans will want to know the exact Artemis launch time. This will help them to get adequately prepared for the blast-off so that they will not miss any moments.

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The Artemis launch time has been given by the America’s space agency, NASA, as 8:33am ET which is 12:33pm GMT in the United Kingdom. However, if weather conditions couldn’t pave way for the launch at the scheduled time, the time will be shifted to 10:33am ET or 2:33pm GMT.

Prior to the launch which will take place at the Kennedy Space Station; some top American musicians performed to the gathered crowd.

The national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner was performed by Josh Groban and Herbie Hancock. The performance was met by cheers from the crowd who are patiently waiting for the Artemis launch time to arrive.

America the Beautiful was performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra while famous cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, also performed amazing tunes.

The Artemis mission will last for some 42 days, 3 hours, and 20 minutes in the moon. It will travel a total distance of 1.2 miles before getting to its destination.

On October 10, 2022, the spacecraft is expected to be landed in a process known as splashdown.

The last time America launched a rocket on the moon was in 1972, some five decades ago.

However, with today’s Artemis launch, that 50 years jinx will be broken.

The Artemis 1 launch will be broadcast live on CNN and other recognized national television channels across the United States.

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