As NASA eyes November as the next opportunity to launch its Artemis I mission to the moon from Kennedy Space Center in Florida – the first in a series of missions – NASA said it would conduct analog missions – simulated missions -- in Arizona to practice moonwalks, and to test the capabilities of its rovers.
NASA officials are targeting November for its next attempt to launch the Artemis I rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida to the moon.
NASA said the flight hardware and facilities housing Artemis I are in good shape following Hurricane Ian's close brush with Kennedy Space Center on Thursday.
NASA’s moon rocket returned to the safety of its hangar Tuesday as Hurricane Ian approached Florida. Early Thursday morning, the National Hurricane Center adjusted the path for Hurricane Ian, shifting the storm just to the north of Kennedy Space Center. The hurricane was expected to be downgraded to a strong tropical storm before emerging over the Atlantic Ocean.
The Artemis I Space Launch System Rocket will be pulled down from the launch pad and rolled back to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) Monday night due to Hurricane Ian, NASA said. The massive rocket will begin the rollback process Monday night at 11 p.m., further delaying the anticipated mission.
NASA officials have called off the launch of its Artemis l moon rocket as Tropical Storm Ian approaches Florida.
NASA said its team encountered a hydrogen leak during the tanking test for the Artemis I rocket Wednesday morning. The leak was found at the quick disconnect between the tail service mast umbilical and the rocket, officials said in a tweet.
Alright space fans: NASA said late Monday that it is targeting Tuesday, Sept. 27 for its next launch attempt of the Artemis I mission to the Moon. A backup date is planned for Oct. 2, which is under review.
Engineers have replaced the seals associated with the hydrogen leak on the Artemis I mission and will continue to inspect them all weekend, according to NASA. Leaks were the reason last weekend’s test launch was scrubbed.
NASA Artemis I teams have replaced seals on the Space Launch System rocket’s core stage associated with the liquid hydrogen leak detected during the Sept. 3 launch attempt.
When will NASA attempt to launch its Artemis I moon rocket? At a Thursday teleconference, NASA officials said they were targeting Sept. 23 or Sept. 27, and potentially a third date, but cautioned that the dates have to still be confirmed, and depends on the repairs that need to be made to address hydrogen leaks.
NASA’s new moon rocket sprang another dangerous fuel leak Saturday. While mission managers decided to haul the rocket off the pad and into the hangar for further repairs and system updates, some of the work and testing may be performed at the pad before the rocket is moved.
NASA officials scrubbed the launch of the Artemis l mission on Saturday after attempts to fix a hydrogen fuel leak were unsuccessful.
The next launch opportunity is expected on Labor Day.
Artemis, named after the twin sister of Apollo, is known in Greek mythology as the Goddess of the Moon and the hunt. NASA has said that the name encompasses all its efforts to return humans to the Moon and eventually onto Mars.
Hundreds of thousands of people will be on Florida's Space Coast to get the best view of the historic Artemis l launch on Saturday. There are several places to grab Instagram-worthy pics of the liftoff, but one farm in Brevard County is offering a unique viewing experience while playing with animals!
A decade ago, Florida’s Space Coast was in the doldrums. The space shuttle program had ended and with it the steady stream of space enthusiasts who filled the area’s restaurants and hotel and motel rooms during regular astronaut launches.
All eyes are on Florida's Space Coast to see history in the making Saturday as NASA attempts to launch a mega moon rocket on a 37-day mission that will orbit the moon and return back to Earth.
NASA’s Artemis program has deep figurative roots that go back to the Apollo moon missions of the 1960s and 1970s. And soon, it will have literal roots as well.
NASA is now targeting Saturday, Sept. 3, as the next launch attempt for the Artemis I moon mission. The launch window is slated to open at 2:17 p.m. Watch our livestream in the player above for the latest coverage.