The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will make its second attempt to launch its powerful new moon rocket this Saturday. The uncrewed mission, named Artemis 1, will bring the United States closer to returning astronauts to the moon after five decades. The bombing was planned for Monday morning but was later called off. The chances of success for the second attempt appeared cloudy, and weather reports indicated only a 40 percent chance of a successful take-off.
Days after failing to send its first unpowered mission to the Moon, NASA will make its second attempt to launch a powerful new lunar rocket this Saturday, September 3. The mission, named Artemis 1, was originally scheduled for launch this Monday but was later cancelled. A test to bring one of the rocket’s four RS-25 engines to the correct temperature range was unsuccessful.
According to broadcast meteorologist Mark Berger, a 60 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms is forecast for launch day this Saturday.
NASA’s Artemis 1 is intended to test the 322-foot-long Space Launch System rocket and the Orion crew capsule aboard. NASA previously planned to launch the Artemis I mission from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
As mentioned earlier, this will be an unmanned mission and mannequins equipped with sensors will stand in for the astronauts on the mission.
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