Nasa launches Artemis Moon rocket – BBC News

“We rise together, back to the Moon and beyond.”

Nasa has successfully launched its most powerful rocket, Artemis I, after three previous failed attempts.

The unmanned mission launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on Wednesday morning, sending the Orion spacecraft into orbit where it will travel to the moon and back.

Nasa hopes the Artemis project and Orion could see manned expeditions to the moon resume as early as next year, almost half a century on from the last time man walked on the Moon.