Nasa Moon rocket ready for second attempt at liftoff

NASA's Artemis I rocket sits on launch pad 39-B at Kennedy Space Center on September 02, 2022 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Artemis I first attempt to was scrubbed after an issue was found on one of the rocket's four engines. – AFP pic, September 3, 2022.

AFTER technical issues halted its first launch attempt, Nasa will try again today to get its new 30-story rocket off the ground and send its unmanned test capsule towards the Moon.

If the massive Space Launch System (SLS) lifts off successfully, it will not only be awe-inspiring but also historic for Nasa, marking the first of its Artemis program plotting a return to the Moon, fifty years after the final Apollo mission.

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