Return to flight: NASA’s Artemis 1 mission to launch using space shuttle-used parts

More than a decade after NASA landed its last space shuttle, major parts from all five of the retired winged orbiters are ready to launch again — this time on a mission to the moon.

Components that previously flew (opens in new tab) on 83 out of the 135 space shuttle missions have been assembled into new vehicles: the Space Launch System (SLS) and its Orion spacecraft.

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