Davidson Team Members Support Artemis I Mission
NASA's Artemis 1 moon mission rocket is on the launch pad for the first time, with help from Davidson employees who have assisted in the effort. Davidson employees' involvement have included support for Core Stage I Integration and Testing at the Michoud Assembly Facility, Core Stage and EUS assembly and test, and development and checkout of test setup for Core Stage 'Green Run' at Stennis Space Center.
On Thursday, March 17 at 5:47 p.m. EDT, the rocket that will launch the next astronauts to the moon began rolling out to the launch pad.
Around 4:15 a.m. the Space Launch System rocket and Orion Spacecraft for the Artemis I mission arrived atop Launch Complex 39B after a nearly 11-hour journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In the coming days, engineers and technicians will prepare the Artemis I rocket for its final major test – the wet dress rehearsal. The approximately two-day test will demonstrate the team’s ability to load cryogenic, or super-cold, propellants into the rocket, conduct a launch countdown, and practice safely removing propellants at the launch pad. After wet dress rehearsal, engineers will roll the rocket and spacecraft back to the Vehicle Assembly Building for final checkouts before launch.
Congratulations to the Davidson Team members who were a part of this historic activity and to the entire Artemis I Team