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NASA will attempt to launch the Artemis moon rocket again in September

NASA Moon Rocket
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

(CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA) — The world’s most powerful rocket, Artemis One, has new potential launch dates in the month of September.

The decision was made to keep the massive rocket on the launch pad and attempt to fix the offending leaks in situ.

NASA’s Jim Free says they’ve targeted September 23rd and 27th as potential launch dates for the Artemis One rocket.

However, some NASA experts say the rocket will probably not be launch-worthy until October, plus the space agency must work around other launches scheduled at the Cape like SpaceX.

This is the third attempt to launch the rocket, with the first two being scratched due to various technical issues, including hydrogen fuel leaks.

NASA then hopes to conduct a tanking demonstration on Sept. 17 to verify the replacement work was successful.

Assuming the work and testing are completed by then, NASA has requested new launch dates from the U.S. Space Force’s Eastern Range – which reviews and approves all missions that liftoff from Cape Canaveral region.

NASA needs a waiver from the U.S. Space Force in order to launch on its requested next target dates of Sept. 23 and Sept. 27.