NASA Delays Moon Launch As Storm Nears Florida

NASA said Saturday the space agency was scrapping its scheduled launch of Artemis over concerns about a tropical storm headed to Florida
The NASA moon rocket stands ready at sunrise on Pad 39B before the Artemis 1 mission to orbit the moon at the Kennedy Space Center, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

At a glance

  • Artemis is the United States’ return to the moon after five decades.
  • Tropical Storm Ian is expected to hit Florida, where the Kennedy Space Center is located, next week, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
  • The launch of the unmanned Artemis I has already been postponed by a  fuel leak,
  • The Artemis mission is considered a stepping stone for a future flight to Mars.

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