October 1, 2022
NASA will try again to launch a rocket on the Moon on Saturday - 30/8/2022 - Science

NASA will try again to launch a rocket on the Moon on Saturday – 30/8/2022 – Science

The NASA A second attempt to launch its new powerful rocket on the moon will be made next Saturday, a US space agency official said, after a test flight was canceled earlier this week.

The launch was scheduled for Monday morning (29), but have been cancelled Because the test of one of the four RS-25 engines of the rocket was unsuccessful.

Mike Sarfin is responsible for Artemis mission 1 At NASA, the date of the new launch attempt – a major step in the US program aimed at returning astronauts to the Moon – was announced at a press conference on Tuesday (30).

Target Artemis 1, named after the twin sister of the mythical god Apollo, will test the 98-meter rocket with the Space Launch System and Orion capsule, adapted for the crew, at its highest point.

The mission does not carry crew members, but mannequins equipped with sensors that record levels of acceleration, vibration and radiation.

Tens of thousands of people, including US Vice President Kamala Harris, gathered to watch the launch, which comes 50 years after Apollo 17 astronauts last reached the moon’s surface.