Fuel leak on Artemis 1 moon rocket could take weeks to fix, NASA says

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A fuel leak that thwarted NASA’s second attempt to launch its new Artemis 1 lunar rocket on Saturday (September 3) will likely take weeks to fix, and could even force the mega-rocket off its launch pad , according to space agency officials said.

The liquid hydrogen leak occurred on Saturday morning as NASA attempted to fuel its massive Space Launch System (SLS) mega launch rocket Artemis 1an unmanned test flight for the moon, from Pad 39B here at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Despite three separate attempts to fix the leak, engineers were unable to stem it and eventually pulled out to assess the situation further.


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