NASA delays Artemis I launch to the moon due to engine issues

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B as preparations for launch continue on August 25, 2022.
The first launch of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket was delayed on Monday because of an engine issue.
NASA’s next launch opportunity is Friday, September 2, but it’s not clear if the engine issue can be resolved by then.
Artemis I is a 42-day test flight that will set the stage for future Artemis missions with astronauts.

After a long-awaited run-up to the day NASA’s moon rocket was supposed to blast off from Earth, the mission’s launch was delayed due to an engine issue.

Just 40 minutes before liftoff, NASA froze the launch countdown to inspect a suspicious difference in temperature on one of the RS-25 engines as they all went through the routine process of bleeding hydrogen. Engine number 3 wasn’t matching its three counterparts.

After more than an hour of holding for further information, the launch…

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