Artemis I scrubbed its way through its first and second launch attempts, and is now undergoing repairs on the pad, ahead of its next launch attempt. I talk about the initial attempts, general thoughts on where we’re at with this program, where it’s headed in the future, and what public reactions to Artemis I have been.
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- First Artemis 1 launch attempt scrubbed - SpaceNews
- Second Artemis 1 launch attempt scrubbed - SpaceNews
- NASA to repair SLS liquid hydrogen leak on the pad - SpaceNews
- NASA officials evaluating late September launch dates for Artemis 1 moon mission – Spaceflight Now
- Spaceflight Now on Twitter: “Here’s a NASA photo of the temporary enclosure assembled at the base of the Space Launch System moon rocket, providing environmental protection as workers replace seals on liquid hydrogen connections between the rocket and the launch platform.”
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