Watch the Artemis 1 lunar mission roll off the pad on Friday

NASA plans to roll its Artemis 1 lunar mission off the launch pad Friday night (July 1), and you can watch the slow-moving action live.

The Stack of Artemis 1 – a space launch system (SLS) rocket topped by an Orion crew capsule — is scheduled to depart from pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida at 6:00 p.m. EDT on Friday (2200 GMT), weather permitting. The duo will head toward KSC’s cavernous Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), completing the 4-mile (6.4-kilometer) journey in eight to 12 hours atop the massive NASA building Crawler transporter 2 vehicle.