Nasa Targeting June 19 for  Moon Rocket

Crucial Test of Artemis 1

NASA plans to take another

 crack at a crucial fueling test of its Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket on June 19.

SLS will make its

 debut on the upcoming Artemis 1 mission, which will send an uncrewed Orion capsule on a journey around the moon.

Before Artemis 1 can

 lift off, its SLS and Orion need to complete a crucial series of prelaunch tests known as a "wet dress rehearsal."

NASA officials announced

 that they plan to start rolling the Artemis 1 out from the huge Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Launch Pad

It won't be Artemis 1's 

first rollout. NASA's first run at an Artemis 1 wet dress began on April 1, about two weeks after the moon rocket initially rolled out from the VAB. 

Several technical problems

 arose at the pad during last month's wet dress, including a stuck valve and a hydrogen leak 

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