Return to flight: NASA’s Artemis 1 mission to launch using space shuttle-used parts


More than a decade after NASA landed its final area shuttle, main components from all 5 of the retired winged orbiters are able to launch once more — this time on a mission to the moon.

Components that beforehand flew (opens in new tab) on 83 out of the 135 area shuttle missions have been assembled into new autos: the Space Launch System (SLS) and its Orion spacecraft.

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