In this 30-second exposure the International Space Station is seen as it passes over NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard atop a mobile launcher at Launch Complex 39B, Friday, April 8, 2022, as the Artemis I launch team prepares for the next attempt of the wet dress rehearsal test at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Onboard the space station are NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn, and Kayla Barron; ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer; and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Korsakov, Oleg Artemyev, and Denis Matveev as part of Expedition 67.
(If you can’t see the streak in the sky from the ISS passing over during the long exposure, click the image for the high-resolution view.)
NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, with the Orion capsule atop, started the roll out to Launch Complex 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 17, 2022 and arrived on March 18. (See the image gallery and video.) There it is undergoing a wet dress rehearsal test for NASA’s Artemis I mission.