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A second try at launching the Artemis I moon rocket was pushed again after NASA did not plug a gasoline leak found throughout tanking. That is the second time in 5 days that technical points have stored the spacecraft on the launchpad.
The area company’s try for a rescheduled launch of the crewless capsule on Saturday afternoon was first delayed at about 9 a.m. as engineers started trying to repair a hydrogen gasoline leak within the engine part on the rocket’s backside. NASA formally stopped the Saturday liftoff at about 11:20 a.m.
Engineers first tried to repair the hydrogen leak by warming the connector and chilling it with chilly gasoline to cease the leak. After the primary try was not profitable, they tried to repressurize the leak with helium.
NASA mentioned throughout a press convention on Saturday afternoon that Artemis I’d not be launching earlier than the interval ends, which is thru September 8. There may be one other launch interval later in September if engineers are capable of repair the leak with out shifting the large rocket to the Car Meeting Constructing for added work. There may be additionally one other launch interval in October that NASA could select.
When the 32-story-tall House Launch System (SLS) rocket launches, the crew capsule will carry three take a look at dummies and fly across the moon and again over a 37-day flight take a look at interval.
If the primary two Artemis missions succeed, NASA plans on touchdown astronauts again on the moon, together with the primary lady to set foot on the moon, as early as 2025.