Artemis Mission is Postponed Again Due to Fuel Leak Before Launch

By Ind Job Info Team

Due to a fuel leak, NASA postponed its flight to the moon on Saturday at the Florida's Kennedy Space Center.


"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," NASA announced on Twitter

During their six-week mission, the Orion and SLS will travel 280,000 miles from Earth and thousands of kilometers past the moon.

The Orion spacecraft will remain in orbit around the moon for roughly six days after it arrives there in order to collect data and allow mission controllers to test the spacecraft's operation.

NASA plans a succession of missions in the next years to expand "human existence beyond the moon and beyond."

The Greek moon goddess Artemis, who is also Apollo's twin sister and the god of the sun and light, was given the name of the Artemis expedition.

In future missions, NASA plans to land the first woman and first person of color on the moon, which could happen as soon as 2025, per National Geographic.