NASA’s moon rocket test is scrubbed for Sunday

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Update: NASA’s “wet dress rehearsal” of the Artemis I is scrubbed on Sunday.

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NASA’s critical test of the SLS moon rocket is set proceed on Sunday.

On Saturday, lightning hit the towers that surround and protect the rocket at Kennedy Space Center.


Crews plan to fuel the rocket for the first time on Sunday, ahead of the Artemis I mission in June.

Sunday’s test, known as the “wet dress rehearsal”, will run the Artemis I launch team through a variety of tests, including a full launch countdown and other procedures the team will use for launch.

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The uncrewed flight test will pave the way for missions to land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon.

“From this sacred and historical place, humanity will soon embark on a new era of exploration,” said NASA administrator Bill Nelson. “Artemis I will demonstrate NASA’s commitment and capacity to extend humanity’s presence on the Moon – and beyond.”

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The test is set for 6:10 p.m. on Sunday.

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