(CTN News) – NASA Officials will try again on Saturday, hoping that engineers have resolved the problem. There was a technical glitch that prevented NASA’s Space Launch System from taking off on Monday.
NASA Officials should know about the second attempt to launch the Artemis I mission.
NASA officials will hold a news briefing on Friday ahead of the launch of its upgraded moon rocket. There was engine trouble on Monday that prevented the first attempt. NASA’s Space Launch System rocket will attempt to launch the Orion capsule around the moon.
There will be no one on board, just three test dummies. It will be the first space capsule to fly to the moon since NASA’s Apollo program 50 years ago.
From NASA Officials, What time is the launch, and how can I watch it?
The launch is scheduled to take place at 2:17 p.m. local time, which is Eastern Standard Time. In case of unfavorable weather conditions or technical difficulties, the liftoff can be pushed back by as much as two hours, to 4:17 p.m., in the event that the weather is not favorable.
In the course of NASA Television’s online coverage of the launch of Artemis I, a commentator will discuss the process of filling the rocket’s giant propellant tanks as it prepares to lift off at 5:45 a.m. NASA Television’s full coverage of the launch will begin at 12:15 p.m.
At 1 p.m., Spanish-language coverage of the event will begin.
The weather forecasts indicate that there is a 60% chance that favorable weather will prevail at the beginning of the launch window, and that the odds will improve to 80 percent by the end of the two-hour launch window.
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