NASA’s Artemis 1 rocket launch hinges on a refueling test on September 21

NASA is just days away from a key refueling test of its new mega-rocket that could make or break the space agency’s chances of launching its Artemis 1 mission to the moon next week.

The refueling test, which NASA will attempt on Wednesday (September 21), will test repairs to two hydrogen leaks on the rocket, called the Space Launch System, as well as a new, slower way to refuel the 32-stage booster. at Pad 389A of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. If all goes well, NASA will make its third attempt to launch the Artemis 1 SLS rocket to the Moon on September 27 after two false starts in recent weeks.

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