17 Nov 2022

Artemis 1 rocket takes off headed to the moon

From Morning Report, 7:40 am on 17 November 2022

After two aborted attempts in August and September NASA's Artemis 1 rocket took off on Wednesday night from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.

It is the most powerful space rocket ever launched.

The towering unmanned rocket is paving the way for astronauts to eventually return to the moon for the first time in 50 years.

Morning Report producer Jemima Huston asked NASA's Pam Melroy what it took to get the rocket off the ground this time. 

NASA plans to have humans finally land on the moon again during Artemis 3 in 2025.