There's a very, very big moon rocket sunning itself on a launchpad in Florida, and it looks stunning.
uncrewed Artemis I mission is moving into final testing phases before it gets the go ahead to take off and fly around the moon.
SLS and Orion stand taller than the Statute of Liberty. The sunrise views go from showing Artemis I as a silhouette to highlighting its details as the sky lightens. In one image, you can see the famous NASA "worm" logo on the side of one of the boosters.
The Artemis I wet dress rehearsal is planned for early April and will involve loading and unloading propellant and practicing the countdown process as if the rocket were really going to take off. It won't fly, but the NASA teams will be practiced and prepared for the real launch, which could happen as soon as late May.
Artemis I will be key to proving the SLS megarocket and Orion spacecraft work as expected prior to the Artemis II mission, which will have humans on board. The photo ops right now are impressive, but they're just a prelude to what'll be an eye-popping launch when the powerful SLS finally heads to space.