Artemis 1 roll off launch,Hurricane Ian

NASA's major lunar mission is once again being forced off the launch pad by an approaching hurricane.

Hurricane Ian, which is headed toward Florida and is expected to make landfall there, Thursday

deciding to retract the Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket for the Artemis 1 mission in order to avoid the launch pad,

The organisation announced Monday via a blog post (opens in new tab) (Sept. 26).

Oct. 2 was the scheduled launch date for Artemis 1, however it has already experienced multiple delays;

An attempt on Tuesday had previously been postponed because to Ian (Sept. 27). No new launch date has been determined.

At 11 p.m. EDT on Monday (0400 GMT on Tuesday, Sept. 2), the organisation will start transporting the enormous SLS rocket and the unmanned Orion spacecraft.

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