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NASA Now Likely To Launch Artemis 1 Moon Rocket In Aug: Report

NASA Now Likely To Launch Artemis 1 Moon Rocket In Aug: Report

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Artemis 1, was earlier scheduled to launch in late May 2022.

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However, due to multiple delays in its wet dress rehearsal, touted as the final test, the mega moon rocket has been pushed further.

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NASA now plans to take its final test in June, and if all goes according to plan it could set the stage for its first launch in August, Space.com reported.

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The Artemis 1 stack, a huge Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with an Orion crew capsule on top, rolled out to Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida in mid-March

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Although the wet dress began on April 1 and was supposed to wrap up two days later, the team encountered several problems,

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including a stuck valve on the mission's mobile launch tower and a hydrogen leak in one of the "umbilical" lines connecting the tower to the SLS.

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