Artemis I mission to the Moon canceled due to technical issues


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The launch of the Artemis I mission to the Moon has been canceled due to technical problems, the nearest date for a new attempt is September 2. It is reported by NASA.

Earlier it was reported that when refueling the carrier rocket of the Orion spacecraft, which was planned to be sent to the Moon as part of the Artemis program, a hydrogen leak occurred. The fault was corrected, but the launch was delayed.

The task of the Artemis-1 mission (Artemis 1) is called the test of the Orion unmanned vehicle. The spacecraft will orbit the Moon and return to Earth 42 days later. After that, it will be clear how the world’s most powerful rocket and Orion are ready for a manned flight to the Earth’s satellite.

If everything goes well, in 2024 the United States will send this ship with four astronauts to the moon – the Artemis-2 mission. The third Artemis is scheduled for 2025, when astronauts are expected to land on the lunar surface.

In addition, NASA and Boeing have been developing Orion and SLS since 2005.

In 1969, the Americans were the first to set foot on the moon.


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