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Hurricane Ian pushes NASA to roll back Artemis I rocket

Thunderstorms move over Artemis I at launch pad 39-B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on August 27th, 2022. | Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Threatening weather will force NASA to send the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket from its currently precarious position on the launchpad back to the Vehicle Assembly Building for safekeeping. The move will delay the agencys highly anticipated launch of its Artemis I mission around the Moon. Due to weather predictions related to Hurricane Ian, @NASA teams will roll the #Artemis I @NASA_SLS rocket and @NASA_Orion spacecraft back to the Vehicle Assembly Building at @NASAKennedy.First motion is targeted for 11 pm ET tonight: NASA Artemis (@NASAArtemis) September 26, 2022 NASA made the announcement this morning as Hurricane Ian barrels toward Florida. The storm is expected to... Continue reading

Monday, September 26, 2022 at 4:37 pm

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