The last testing and checkouts of the Artemis I Moon rocket were finished by the engineers and technicians at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida today, prompting the agency to announce that the new deployment date might occur as early as 9 p.m.

NASA intends to gain more knowledge about its deep space exploration technologies through this unmanned test flight before sending men to the moon and Mars.

The third and final part of the Artemis mission, which includes the first woman and person of colour to set foot on the moon, represents the culmination of the first two phases.

On Tuesday, August 16, at 3 p.m. EDT, a live stream of the Artemis 1 stack rollout will start on the NASA Kennedy Space Center website.

The final phase of the Artemis mission, which consists of three phases, will see astronauts return to the moon, including the first woman and person of colour.

Teams are currently preparing the combined stack—the SLS rocket with the attached Orion capsule—for launch, according to NASA.

NASA expedites the launch of the Artemis I Moon rocket.

Rollout date has been moved up due to completion of final testing and checkouts.