NASA with a new attempt to launch the rocket “Space Launch System” to the moon – Curious – The World – NOVA News

NASA with a new attempt to launch the rocket “Space Launch System” to the moon – Curious – The World – NOVA News
NASA with a new attempt to launch the rocket “Space Launch System” to the moon – Curious – The World – NOVA News

Up to 400,000 observers are expected to watch the event live

Up to 400,000 onlookers are expected to flock to the Florida coast today in the hope of catching a glimpse of the launch of a NASA rocket to the moon. If the unmanned Space Launch System (SLS) rocket lifts off successfully, it will be not only inspiring but also a historic event for NASA, as it will mark the first of the Artemis missions planned to return to the Moon.

A technical problem stopped the launch of “Artemis 1”

The Kennedy Space Center will be closed to the public, but spectators on local beaches will be able to see the most powerful vehicle NASA has ever launched take to the skies.

On Monday, when the first launch attempt had to be abandoned at the last minute due to technical problems, local officials in Brevard County expected between 100,000 and 200,000 visitors. Don Walker, the county’s director of communications, says that while the number of visitors on Monday has not yet been finalized, they are expecting “double the number of visitors on Saturday”.

The launch is currently scheduled for 14:17 (18:17 GMT) today, with a two-hour delay possible if necessary.

“Artemis 1” is a test flight without astronauts on board. The Orion capsule, after separating from the SLS rocket, will spend about six weeks in space and at one point will travel nearly 40,000 miles (64,000 km) past the moon — farther than any human-made vehicle has ever traveled. After that, it will be Orion that will take future astronauts back to the moon – including the first woman and the first person of color to walk on its surface – in 2025 at the earliest.

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Source: BGNES


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