NASA’s new moon rocket, its most powerful ever, rolls out for 1st time

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s new megarocket for its Artemis 1 moon mission is on the way to the launch pad.

On Thursday (March 17) at 5:47 pm EDT (2147 GMT), with the largest doors in the world wide open at the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) here on Florida’s Space Coast, the rocket that will launch the next astronauts to the moon began rolling out to the launch pad.