Artemis 1 lunar rocket blew open launch tower elevator doors

NASA’s mighty new moon rocket damaged its launch pad and blew open launch tower elevator doors during its maiden liftoff last week.

Artemis 1the first flight of Artemis programspear early Wednesday morning (Nov. 16). Nearly 9 million pounds (4 million kg) of thrust took the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket into the Final Frontier, where it successfully sent an unmanned Orion spaceship to the moon.

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