NASA scrubbed the Monday Artemis launch because of fuel leaks.
Hydrogen fuel leaks impacted NASA’s countdown test in April, resulting in numerous repairs. Another test in June had more success, but still experienced some leakage.
Monday, was the first full reloading of cryo fuel.
This will likely mean sending the rocket back for more repairs. This would mean a month to several months of delays before another attempt.
If the first Artmeis test launch is successful it would send the Orion capsule with three dummies around the Moon. Astronauts would ride in the second flight and soar around the moon. The hope is to perform the second launch in 2024. A two-person lunar landing could happen by the end of 2025.
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