On Monday, NASA will launch its Artemis I lunar mission.

On Monday morning, NASA is scheduled to launch the first moon rocket under its Artemis project.

the first of a complicated series of missions that would eventually lead to human exploration of Mars and the moon.

The Artemis I project will launch an unmanned capsule around the moon for 42 days before it splashes back into the Pacific Ocean.

Testing Orion's new heat shield as it  reenters Earth's atmosphere at 25,000 mph. 

The method that will probably result in one of the quickest reentries to date will require the capsule to endure the fiery plunge.

If everything goes as planned with the 322-foot rocket, an Artemis II mission with astronauts should accomplish roughly the same thing.