Radford University Planetarium to host NASA’s Artemis I launch viewing

The event will be held on Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In this photo provided by NASA, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop the mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.. NASA's Artemis I flight test is the first integrated test of the agency's deep space exploration systems: (Joel Kowsky/NASA via AP) (Joel Kowsky, (NASA/Joel Kowsky) For copyright and restrictions refer to - http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/guidelines/index.html)

RADFORD, Va. – A local look into an out-of-this-world event.

On Friday, Radford University announced that their Planetarium will be hosting a live stream event of the NASA Artemis I launch.

The event will be held on Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and visitors will be able to see the launch overhead on the Planetarium’s dome, which offers a 360-degree view, according to the release.

Radford University said that NASA’s Artemis I rocket is the first test of their mission to extend human existence to the moon and beyond.

To learn more about Saturday’s launch viewing, you can contact Radford’s Department of Physics Professor Rhett Herman at rherman@radford.edu.

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