NASA deems Artemis 1 moon mission’s test fueling a success

The most recent Artemis 1 “wet dress rehearsal” wasn’t perfect, but it was good enough to keep the NASA moon mission on course for liftoff a few months from now.

Artemis 1s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion capsule wrapped up the wet dress — a roughly 50-hour series of fueling tests and countdown simulations — on Monday (June 20). Mission team members noticed a hydrogen leak during fueling operations, but they have now decided that it wasn’t serious enough to require a do-over.

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