July 16, 2024

The start of NASA’s lunar mission testing has been postponed again |  free press

The start of NASA’s lunar mission testing has been postponed again | free press

On November 14, NASA wanted to begin its lunar mission “Artemis 1” with a test flight. Now November 16 is targeted instead. Why was the start of the test postponed again?

Cape Canaveral.

Due to the approach of another storm, the US space agency NASA has again postponed the planned test launch of its crisis-ridden lunar mission “Artemis 1”.

NASA announced Wednesday that it is targeting November 16 instead of November 14. The rocket system for the pilot unmanned flight to the Moon must initially remain at the launch site at Cape Canaveral Spaceport in Florida and not be returned to the hangar. Storm Nicole may hit Florida Thursday night.

The mission has not been under a good star yet: after delays and an explosion in development and construction costs, the first test launch had now had to be postponed several times – among others due to various technical problems and at the end of September due to Hurricane Ian. With the Artemis program, named after the Greek goddess of the moon, American astronauts are supposed to land on the moon again in the coming years, for the first time as a woman and a non-white person. (dpa)

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