NASA engineers are getting ready for another attempt at a key launchpad test for the agency's next-generation Space Launch System rocket. NASA wants to use the new spaceflight system for its missions to the moon.

The space agency is expected to reveal more about the test during a press conference. On Friday, May 27.

.@NASAGroundSys teams have completed work to get the @NASA_SLS rocket and @NASA_Orion spacecraft ready for its next launchpad test ahead of the #Artemis I mission to the Moon.

On May 27, leaders will give an update. Reporters may RSVP:

— NASA (@NASA) May 26, 2022

NASA is expected to make another attempt at a wet dress rehearsal in June. The test will take place at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will see a rocket filled with fuel and a launch attempt.

NASA engineers removed the rocket from the launchpad and returned it to the Vehicle Assembly Building after a number of technical issues emerged during April's attempts at a wet dress rehearsal.

The way for the test will be cleared in the coming weeks after the issues have been fixed.

Engineers successfully completed work on items identified during the previous wet dress rehearsal tests, including replacing and testing an upper stage check valve and fixing a small leak within the tail service mast umbilical ground plate housing.

The first woman and first person of color on the surface of the moon could happen before the end of this decade, as a result of NASA's SLS spaceflight system.

The landing mission depends on the success of two upcoming test flights, the first being an uncrewed mission that will see the Orion spacecraft perform a flyby of the moon before returning to Earth.

NASA could launch Artemis I as early as August if the upcoming wet dress rehearsal goes well.

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