SPACE: Last night’s Artemis launch worked, and the spacecraft is now on its way to the Moon.

Related: Artemis I Retrograde Orbit: NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Will Travel 40,000 Miles Beyond the Moon.

More (from Steve):

For all the shade NASA receives and sometimes deserves, the overpriced and oft-delayed SLS rocket was a political decision forced on the agency by Congress.

It’s great to finally see a successful SLS flight — this once. Then a less expensive and more modern alternative must replace it. $4 billion-plus per launch is simply not sustainable.