Brevard County

NASA to move Artemis I rocket to VAB over Hurricane Ian concerns

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Due to the possible impacts of Hurricane Ian, NASA has decided to move its Artemis I rocket back to the safety of the Vehicle Assembly Building.


NASA announced Monday that it will move its Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft to the VAB.

Concerns from the storm have already caused NASA to stand down on a launch opportunity that was originally open on Tuesday.

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The mega moon rocket will begin its 4-mile trek back to the VAB starting at 11 p.m.

NASA officials said the trip will take eight to 12 hours.

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The rocket has been on the launchpad since its first launch attempt last month.

NASA is not speculating when the third launch attempt might be, but it could be postponed to November.

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Channel 9 has a crew working to gather more details and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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