January 28, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

NASA Fixing Moon Rocket Leaks, Hoping for September Launch Try

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—NASA is replacing leaky seals in its moon rocket at the pad in hopes of launching it on its first test flight by the end of this month.
Managers said Thursday they will conduct another test after the repairs to ensure all hydrogen fuel leaks are plugged. If that test goes well—and if the Space Force extends a flight safety waiver—then NASA could take another stab at launching the 322-foot rocket in late September. Otherwise, the rocket will return to the hangar for additional work, delaying liftoff until at least October.
A series of hydrogen fuel leaks and other problems halted back-to-back launch attempts last week….
Source: The Epoch Times