Artemis III

Launch Time
NET September, 2026

NASA's first crewed lunar landing attempt since Apollo 17 in 1972. Final flight of SLS Block 1.



SLS Block 1
Image Credit: NASA
Status: Active
Price: $876.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 39,440 kN
Payload to LEO: 95,000 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 98.1 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.1 m
Fairing Height: 14.3 m

Mission Details

Artemis III

Artemis III will see 4 unannounced crew members launching to the moon aboard an SLS rocket. From there, they will enter a near-rectilinear-halo-orbit or NRHO. Two crew members will then board a commercial lunar lander, currently planned to be a SpaceX Lunar Starship, and conduct the first crewed lunar landing in over 50 years, while the remaining two crew members will stay aboard Orion. After a two week stay at the Lunar South Pole, the two astronauts will return to Orion and return home.

Payloads: 1
Trans Lunar Injection


LC-39B, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA