NASA's Moon mission pushed back, again

The Artemis I unmanned lunar rocket sits on its launch pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. NASA has scrapped previous attempts to get the rocket off the ground and is now targeting September 27 as the next possible launch date.– AFP pic, September 13, 2022.

NASA is now targeting September 27 as the earliest possible launch date for its uncrewed Artemis 1 mission to the Moon, the agency said in a blog post yesterday.  

The date would depend on engineering teams successfully carrying out a test to fuel up the Space Launch System rocket, and receive a waiver to avoid retesting batteries on an emergency flight system that is used to destroy the rocket if it strays from its designated range.  

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