NASA readies its second launch attempt for its Artemis 1 moon mission

Once more, NASA employees are preparing the agency’s new moon rocket for its first test flight. If everything goes according to plan, the rocket will launch during a two-hour launch window beginning at 2:17 p.m. Eastern on Saturday.

At a news conference at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where the 32-story rocket with a crew capsule on top is waiting on the launch pad, Mike Sarafin, NASA’s Artemis mission manager, stated, “We’re going to show up, we’re going to try, and we’re going to give it our best.”

When a sensor detected that one of the rocket’s four engines didn’t appear to be cooling down to the required temperature of roughly minus-420 degrees Fahrenheit, NASA’s first attempt to launch the rocket had to be aborted.

Officials stated that it is obvious the engine was actually OK and a sensor was providing a misleading temperature reading after researching the issue and troubleshooting. John Honeycutt, the program manager for this rocket at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, said, “We know we had a defective sensor.

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