NASA Administrator Talks Moon and Beyond

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
April 27, 2022 Updated: April 27, 2022

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson is looking forward to the first test flight of the Space Launch System rocket, and, later, the first manned flight to the moon in more than 50 years.

Nelson held a media briefing Tuesday ahead of the Crew-4 launch to the International Space Station.

“Right now we are proceeding on. We’re going to launch a test flight this year. Two years we’re going to launch a crew to the moon and one year thereafter we’re going to land on the moon with the first woman and probably the next man,” Nelson said.

NASA’s massive Space Launch System rocket was rolled back off the pad Monday evening.

Artemis 1 is a planned uncrewed test flight for NASA’s Artemis program and will be the first flight of the Space Launch System. Artemis 1 is expected to launch no earlier than June.