There's a Northern California connection to NASA's Artemis 1 mission to the moon

After technical scrubs and delays caused by two different hurricanes, NASA's Artemis 1 mission to the moon launched successfully at 10:47 p.m. PST Tuesday. Planning for the mission, which aims to further scientists' understanding of the impacts of prolonged deep space travel for humans, began in 2010. A brand new type of launch vehicle, known as the Space Launch System (SLS) was front and center for liftoff. On top was the also new Orion space capsule, designed to eventually transport astronauts back to the moon and beyond.