NASA aborts the second attempt to launch the Artemis moon rocket

NASA cancelled its second attempt to launch the Artemis moon rocket’s first test flight.

NASA has aborted its second attempt to launch the 30-story Artemis moon rocket’s first test mission, which was intended to orbit the heavenly planet. The second moon rocket launch has reportedly been postponed by NASA owing to a fuel leak. As liquid hydrogen was being injected into the rocket, a leak developed. No new time for a second attempt was right away announced.

According to a statement from NASA, the team tried to solve the fuel leak problem but was “unsuccessful”.


It added, “The Artemis I mission to the Moon has been postponed. Teams attempted to fix an issue related to a leak in the hardware transferring fuel into the rocket but were unsuccessful.”

During the filling of the rocket for launch, a leak had formed in the supply side of the quick disconnect.

“During tanking of the #Artemis I mission, a leak developed in the supply side of the 8-inch quick disconnect while attempting to transfer fuel to the rocket. Attempts to fix it so far have been unsuccessful. Stand by for updates,” NASA said.

Launch director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson and her group made an effort to stop the leak the same manner they had before. In an effort to close the gap around a seal in the supply line, they attempted to halt and resume the flow of extremely cold liquid hydrogen.

After a failed attempt that lasted three to four hours, Blackwell-Thompson eventually stopped the countdown. NASA’s launch commentator Derrol Nail said, “We have a scrub for the day.”

Leaks of hydrogen from the 322-foot rocket, the most powerful NASA has ever built, ruined the first attempt earlier in the week as well.

Before astronauts board the subsequent voyage, NASA aims to complete a full orbit of the moon in the crew capsule atop the rocket. Astronauts could fly around the moon in 2024 and arrive there in 2025 if the five-week test demonstration using test dummies is successful. 50 years have passed since the last lunar landing.