NASA successfully launched its Artemis I rocket to the moon

NASA launched the Artemis I moon mission, its first deep space flight of a capsule built for astronauts in a half-century. If all goes according to plan, Orion will travel 1.3 million miles, including past the moon, over a period of weeks.

Elisha Sauers is the space and future tech reporter for Mashable, interested in asteroids, astronauts, and astro nuts. In over 15 years of reporting, she’s covered a variety of topics, including health, business, and government, with a penchant for FOIA and other public records requests. She previously worked for The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia, and The Capital in Annapolis, Maryland, now known as The Capital-Gazette. She’s won numerous state awards for beat reporting and national recognition for narrative storytelling. Send space tips and story ideas to or text 443-684-2489. Follow her on Twitter at @elishasauers