August 30, 2022

Onlookers gathered along the Space Coast on Monday in hopes of witnessing the launch of Artemis I, the first capsule designed to take humans back to the moon since the 1960s. To the disappointment of many, Artemis I was scrubbed after the NASA team discovered engine issues.

Despite this, the fifth graders at the Academic Center for Excellence made the most of UCF History Professor Amy Foster’s expertise. Foster informed the students about how this delay is also an opportunity for learning. “Even in a scrub, we can actually have conversations about how that is an important aspect of that safety protocol,” Foster said.

The students’ excitement grows after coming so close to witnessing history take place. The next possible launch date for Artemis I is set no earlier than September 2, 2022.

Read the WESH 2 article here.