NASA plans to send astronauts to the Moon and then to Mars by 2025 as part of the Artemis mission.
Getting help from space companies such as SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics in this challenging mission, NASA aims to make journeys safe with its own giant rocket called “SLS”.
First launch mission delayed again
NASA has tried to launch the SLS rocket, of which it has completed its rehearsals, twice before from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. However, the fuel problem in the rocket’s engine caused the launch to be delayed.
NASA fixed the issue, but this time the launch was blocked by a storm and the mission was delayed for the third time.
NASA was planning to launch its giant SLS rocket in the coming days, after weeks of technical setbacks and bad weather.
Now is NASA announced that it delayed the launch of the rocket until Wednesday, due to Hurricane Nicole, which is expected to hit Florida’s coastline in a few days.
As part of the mission, which will be the first leg of the Artemis program, NASA will use the SLS rocket, the most powerful launch rocket system to date, and the Orion spacecraft, in which the astronauts will be aboard. However, the SLS rocket will operate without astronauts, as it will be for reconnaissance purposes only.