Fuel leak delays NASA's Artemis 1 

FLORIDA'S CAPE CANAVERAL — On Saturday, NASA aborted its ambitious second attempt to conduct a test flight of its new moon rocket (Sept. 3),

this time due to a persistent leak that prevented fueling.

On Saturday at 2:17 p.m. EDT (1817 GMT), the space agency planned to launch its Artemis 1 moon mission atop a massive Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket.

but the attempt was foiled by a hydrogen fuel leak discovered roughly seven hours before liftoff.

At 11:17 a.m., NASA commentator Derrol Nail announced that the launch attempt for Artemis 1 had been scrubbed for the day. EDT

The fuel leak was constantly attempted to stop by NASA engineers during the countdown for Artemis 1.

To reinstall the hydrogen fast disconnect connector, they initially tried warming the tank connector and cooling it with cold fuel.

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