Artemis 2 astronauts go to the launch pad for launch day practice

Ahead of launching the Artemis 2 mission no earlier than November 2024, the four astronauts donned test flight suits to go through a pre-launch simulation. They rode to launch pad 39B in Canoo electric vehicles and climbed the Mobile Launcher tower.

The launch day demonstration was the first in a series of seven milestones that will be conducted in coordination with NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems Program at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman, Victor Glover, and Christina Koch, and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen depart crew quarters at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building for the journey to the launch pad in Canoo electric crew transportation vehicles. Image: NASA.