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Countdown Progressing for NASA’s Artemis I Wet Dress Rehearsal

Countdown Progressing for NASA’s Artemis I Wet Dress Rehearsal

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NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Complex 39B

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the Artemis I launch team conducts the wet dress rehearsal test at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Ahead of NASA’s Artemis I flight test, the wet dress rehearsal will run the Artemis I launch team through operations to load propellant

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, conduct a full launch countdown, demonstrate the ability to recycle the countdown clock, and drain the tanks to practice timelines and procedures for launch. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky

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Teams filled sound suppression system with water at the launch pad, which is used to dampen and absorb acoustic energy during liftoff.

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Even though the Space Launch System engines will not fire during this test, teams are practicing carrying out operations as they would on launch day.

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