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NASA Artemis-1 Mission: Fuel Leak Before NASA’s Second Rocket Launch Attempt



Cape Canaveral (USA). The American space agency NASA has encountered a fuel leak for the second time during the flight test of its new moon rocket. The incident was revealed when the launch team began refueling the spacecraft for a test flight. The refueling process is carefully checked just before the astronauts board the spacecraft. However, NASA later released that launch controllers resumed the flow of liquid hydrogen into the core stage after the leak.

The launch marks a milestone in US efforts to land astronauts on the lunar surface for the first time since the Apollo program ended 50 years ago. This spacecraft is 322 feet or 98 meters long, which is the most powerful rocket ever built by NASA and is even more powerful than the Saturn-5, which took Apollo program astronauts to the Moon.

The program was canceled after engine failure occurred on the first attempt this week. The rocket is currently at its test site at Kennedy Space Center and the “crew capsule” on top is empty. Thousands of people gathered near the beach to watch the launch of this rocket. This is the first flight as part of NASA’s 21st century lunar exploration program. According to American mythology, it is named after Artemis, the twin sister of Apollo.

The Space Launch System will try to spin the rocket “capsule” around the Moon, then it will return. The “capsule” will have no one on board and only three effigies will be kept for testing. If this test is successful, it will be the first “capsule” to go to the Moon since NASA’s Apollo program 50 years ago.

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