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Leak, Weather Ground Artemis 1

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  • Stormy weather, an apparent hydrogen leak and trouble cooling one of the Artemis 1 rocket’s main engines forced managers to call off the long-awaited launch attempt.
  • NASA’s long-overdue Artemis 1 test flight  is a mission to send an unpiloted Orion crew capsule on a 42-day mission beyond the moon and back.
  • NASA was taking no chances with the $4.1 billion rocket, the most powerful ever built for NASA and the linchpin in the agency’s plans to return astronauts to the moon in the next three years.

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