It is more than halfway to the launch pad, the giant rocket of NASA's Artemis 1 mission, which marks the return to the moon in the unmanned test mission.
The transport operations of the Sls (Space launch System) rocket on which the Orion capsule is integrated, began on the Italian night in the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral (Florida) and there are currently three possible launch dates, the first of which is set at 2.33 pm Italian on 29 August.
In case of postponement, the other two dates identified by NASA are 6.48 pm on September 2 and 11.12 pm on September 5.
A lot of Italian technology on board the mission, born from the collaboration between the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and industry, with Leonardo and Thales Alenia Space (Thales-Leonardo), which have built components for the European Space Agency (ESA) Orion's European Service Module (ESM).
On board there is also the small Italian satellite Argomoon, built for ASI by the Argotec company.
The images of the transport of the rocket to the 39B platform on the Spaceflightnow website