NASA’s Artemis 1 rocket launch hinges on Sept. 21 fuel test

NASA’s Artemis 1 rocket launch hinges on Sept. 21 fuel test

NASA’s Artemis 1 rocket launch hinges on Sept. 21 fuel test

NASA is just days away from a key fuel test of its new megarocket that could make or break the space agency’s chances of launching its Artemis 1 mission to the moon next week.

The fuel test, which NASA will attempt on Wednesday (Sept. 21), will test repairs to two hydrogen leaks on the rocket, called the Space Launch System, as well as a new, slower way to fill up the 32-story booster at Pad 389A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. If all goes well, NASA will make its third attempt to launch the Artemis 1 SLS rocket to the moon on September 27 after two false starts in recent weeks.

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