NASA set to try launching moon rocket again

NASA set to try launching moon rocket again

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA will try again this weekend to launch its new moon rocket on a test flight — this, after engine trouble halted the first countdown this week. Managers said yesterday that they are changing fueling procedures to deal with the issue. The 322-foot rocket remains on its pad at Kennedy Space Center, with an empty crew capsule on top. It’s the most powerful rocket ever built by NASA. The Space Launch System, or SLS, will try to send the capsule around the moon and back. No one will be aboard, just three test dummies. If successful, it will be the first capsule to fly to the moon since NASA’s Apollo program 50 years ago.

Photo: The NASA moon rocket seen from Canaveral National Seashore, stands on Pad 39B before the Artemis 1 mission to orbit the moon at the Kennedy Space Center, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in Titusville, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)