NASA cancels September 27 moon launch, cites tropical storm ‘approaching’ Florida

Citing a tropical storm expected to strengthen as it approaches Florida, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Sept. 24 canceled Tuesday’s scheduled launch of its historic uncrewed mission to the Moon.

“NASA is forfeiting a launch opportunity … and preparing to roll back (from the launch pad), while continuing to monitor weather forecasts associated with Tropical Storm Ian,” she said Saturday.

Tropical Storm Ian is expected to hit Florida, home to the Kennedy Space Center, next week, according to the US National Hurricane Center.

This was his third attempt to launch the Artemis-1 mission to the Moon.

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According to the details, the Space Launch System (SLS) with the Orion capsule on top will be removed from the launch pad and returned to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB).

The Artemis mission was named after the goddess who was Apollo’s twin sister in ancient Greek mythology and aims to bring astronauts back to the surface of the moon as soon as 2025.

With contributions from the agency.

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