September 25, 2022

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NASA prepares to test fuel for Artemis 1 lunar rocket on Wednesday

NASA is preparing for an important test to power its Artemis 1 lunar rocket on Wednesday (September 21) that could keep the massive craft on track for liftoff less than a week later.

Artemis 1the first mission in NASA’s Artemis lunar program, will use a space launch system (SLS) megarocket to send an Orion capsule on a long journey to lunar orbit and back. NASA originally intended to launch Artemis 1 on August 29, but technical problems have twice hampered the planned launch.

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