NASA Cancels Rocket Launch After Engine Issue
NASA’s launch of the ‘Artemis I’ was suspended shortly before it was scheduled to take off this morning. The team working on the shuttle was unable to work through an issue on one of the rocket’s engines in time. Only 3 out of 4 engines were performing properly. According to NASA, launch controllers were continuing to ‘evaluate why a bleed test to get the RS-25 engines on the bottom of the core stage to the proper temperature range for liftoff was not successful and ran out of time in the two-hour launch window.’ The next launch opportunity isn’t until Friday. When Artemis I finally launches, Orion’s journey will last 42 days as it travels to the Moon, loops around it and returns to Earth traveling a total of 1.3 million miles.