CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After a very slow journey that lasted almost 12 hours overnight, NASA’s new moon rocket and Orion spacecraft are on the pad Friday morning.
Some time in the next two weeks, the rocket will be fueled up and go through what’s known as a wet dress rehearsal.
NASA said it plans to use the rehearsal data to determine when the Artemis 1 uncrewed mission around the moon will be possible.
Crew-1 astronaut Victor Glover is one of the NASA astronauts chosen for the Artemis team.
“Someone is going to get to say the words, “You’re go for translunar injection,” and that’s cool because we haven’t heard that in over five decades. So, it is truly special. It’s humbling. It’s an honor.”
The entire four-mile journey took about 11 hours overnight.
The crawler traveled at less than 1 mph.
NASA has been hoping to launch the mission in May but that depends on the rehearsal.
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