The Artemis I rocket will not be launched on September 27. NASA said this morning that it will delay lift-off for a fourth time because of Tropical Storm Ian.
Artemis I's launch constraints require that the ship avoid rain and lightning in order to not endanger public safety, according to CNN. The rocket was supposed to be launched on August 29 and September 3.
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The ship is being prepared for a rollback into its hangar at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The Artemis space launch system is 17 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty and it takes about one mile per hour to travel. It takes eight hours to go from one place to another.
John Giles is in charge of the space agency's crawler that takes the rocket to and from the launch pad. There are enough drivers in his team to switch out at a moment's notice. He says you get tired after 60 minutes. You begin to notice things.
Over the course of the past two years, the team has renovated half of the machine and performed half of the missions. I told my management that I wasn't going to bring it back after we dropped it off. Giles said it stayed here. I won't take it back to the VAB.
The new launch date is likely to be in October. Artemis I is an uncrewed ship that can be used for future trips to the moon and even Mars.