Nasa says delayed moon rocket passed fuelling test


Nasa says it will evaluate data from the rocket test, along with weather and other factors before confirming readiness to proceed into the next launch opportunity. – EPA pic, September 22, 2022.

NASA said yesterday it had successfully attempted the fuelling process for its new rocket, after technical issues a few weeks ago halted two attempts to get the behemoth off the ground and headed towards the moon.

“All of the objectives that we set out to do we were able to accomplish today,” said Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, launch director of the programme called Artemis 1.


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