Technicians at NASA are
transporting the agency's huge Artemis 1 moon rocket to its launch pad for a crucial countdown rehearsal.
The overnight journey
took about 10 hours, with Artemis 1 arriving at the pad just before 10:00 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT).
Artemis 1 awaits another
attempt to fuel the rocket and simulate a launch countdown for a critical series of tests known as a wet dress rehearsal
Artemis 1 will be the
highly anticipated debut voyage for SLS, whose development has been marked by multiple delays and cost overruns.
The mission will fly an
uncrewed Orion around the moon and back in preparation for future Artemis missions, which aim to return humans to the moon for the first time since 1972.
This will be the second
rollout for Artemis 1. The first occurred in mid-March, when SLS and Orion emerged from the VAB around sunset