Media and social media influencers are invited to NASAs Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans Monday, Dec. 9, for Artemis Day: Michoud/Stennis. Those attending will get a rare, up-close look at the core stage for NASAs Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will help power the first Artemis mission to the Moon.
Artemis Day will begin at 9 a.m. EST (8 a.m. CST) and feature a news conference with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who will discuss the status of the agencys Artemis program. A question-and-answer session will follow the discussion. The news conference will be carried live on NASA Television and agency website.
On Tuesday, Dec. 10, participants also will have the opportunity to visit and tour NASAs Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and see where the core stage will be tested before it is shipped to NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida for launch with the Orion spacecraft.