‘We are going’: Artemis I successfully blasts off from Cape Canaveral

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — After multiple delays, the Artemis I successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center overnight.

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1:40 a.m.

After a brief hold, the clock has resumed to countdown for the Artemis I launch, now set for 1:47 a.m.

12:40 a.m.

The launch is in a planned hold at T-10 minutes.

12 a.m.

NASA officials said the “red crew” team has remedied the leak, and a bad ethernet switch is being replaced.

11:30 p.m.

NASA officials say the “red crew” has left the launch pad following the liquid hydrogen replenish valve leak.

10:30 p.m.

The hours are ticking by before the launch window for the moon rocket opens.

Spectators are waiting to see what impact, if any, the detected leak inside the liquid hydrogen replenish valve on the launch.

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9:30 p.m.

NASA officials say a leak has been detected in a liquid hydrogen replenish valve on the core stage.

A red crew is being sent to the pad.

9:10 p.m.

The weather has become more conducive for tonight’s rocket launch.

What was 80% favorable for the overnight launch has gone up to 90%.

7:50 p.m.

The Artemis moon rocket’s liquid oxygen tank fill-up is complete, and the core stage is full, NASA tweeted Tuesday night.

The tanks hold the propellant that will power the rocket’s four RS-25 engines at Artemis I liftoff.

6:30 p.m.

Artemis launch director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson gave the go for tanking earlier Tuesday afternoon, and liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen loading are underway.

The two-hour launch window opens at 1:04 a.m., marking the third Artemis launch attempt.

The 25-day uncrewed flight around the moon will test the capabilities of both the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.