Hurricane Ian Forces NASA to Delay Artemis Moon Mission Again

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Published on September 26, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

Hurricane Ian Forces NASA to Delay Artemis Moon Mission Again

Hurricane Ian, Forces NASA to Delay , Artemis Moon Mission Again.

BBC reports that NASA has been forced to pull its Artemis-I Moon rocket off the launch pad as Hurricane Ian approaches.

According to NASA, the Space Launch System (SLS) vehicle will be moved back into its engineering workshop to protect it from the storm.

According to NASA, the Space Launch System (SLS) vehicle will be moved back into its engineering workshop to protect it from the storm.

On September 27, Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall in Florida.

The storm is currently moving through the Gulf of Mexico.

Meteorologists have forecast high winds and heavy rain for the Kennedy Space Center.

A massive tractor, the Crawler Transporter, will slowly haul the rocket back to NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB).

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A massive tractor, the Crawler Transporter, will slowly haul the rocket back to NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB).

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BBC reports that the precaution to protect the multi-billion-dollar rocket is likely to push its maiden flight back to November.

NASA's Artemis mission is the first in a series of missions meant to return humans to the surface of the Moon.

The initial uncrewed flight is meant to be a safety demonstration of the ship's hardware.

The next scheduled launch will carry astronauts on a loop around the Moon in 2024.

In late 2025, the Artemis-III mission is scheduled to return astronauts to the lunar surface


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