NASA cancels the launch of Artemis I owing to a probable storm danger
NASA postponed its September 27th Artemis I launch as Tropical Storm Ian intensifies, perhaps growing into a major hurricane that would hit Florida next week. NASA has yet to determine whether to return the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket to the Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) but says it will make a decision on Sunday.
The unmanned launch is a demonstration of NASA’s SLS rocket, which will propel the Orion capsule around the Moon, and is part of the agency’s overall objective of returning people to the lunar surface by 2025. While the first launch attempt failed to owe to engine problems, the second failed due to a massive fuel leak.