NASA Interview Opportunity: Artemis I Mission Preparing for Sept. 27 Launch

  • Released Friday, September 23, 2022

Dawn of a New Era Of Spaceflight: Artemis I Paves the Way For Humanity’s Reach to the Moon and Beyond

Prepare for a new era of spaceflight: On Tuesday, Sept. 27th NASA will be making its second attempt to launch its Mega Moon rocket, the Space Launch System, carrying the Orion spacecraft for the first time as the first step as part of NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration efforts. The uncrewed test flight will mark the first time since the last Apollo mission that a spacecraft designed for crew has made a flight around the Moon, and will set the stage for the first woman and first person of color to set foot on the Moon.

Artemis I, targeted to launch as soon as Sept. 27 at 11:37 a.m. EDT, will send the Orion spacecraft 40,000 miles beyond the Moon. At that distance, Orion will break Apollo 13’s record for furthest from Earth any spacecraft designed for humans has gone.

* The interviews for Monday, September 26 are conditional based on confirmation by managers that they are proceeding with the launch attempt on September 27. We expect final confirmation this weekend and will reach out if anything changes.

For more information about Artemis I, visit:

Live interviews will be offered on Monday, Sept. 27 from 6 a.m.- 12 p.m. EDT with LIMITED AVAILABILITY
** Click here to request an interview:
Form will close at 12 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 23
Requests sent via the above form will have scheduling priority. Please do not email requests.
These interviews are virtual only. A form for on-site interview requests will be sent to media already credentialed to attend launch in person.
Additional resources will be made available at this site: Artemis I Media Resources NASA/

Suggested Anchor Intro:
Tomorrow, NASA is launching a new chapter in space exploration with the Artemis I mission. This mission is the first phase of a new era for NASA called Artemis which will pave the way for humans to go to the Moon and eventually Mars. Here to talk about this historic mission is NASA expert XX.

Suggested Questions:
NASA is launching a historic mission tomorrow, can you tell us about it?
Artemis I is the first in an entirely new set of missions for NASA, how will it get us ready to send humans back to the Moon and on to Mars?
How does the new Artemis program differ from the Apollo program?
What are you most excited about for this mission?
Where can our viewers go to learn more about this flight and the Artemis program?

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This page was originally published on Friday, September 23, 2022.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 11:43 AM EDT.