NASA is likely to remove its massive moon rocket from a launchpad after scrubbing a second attempted launch Saturday
Rolling the agency’s Space Launch System rocket back to a facility here, NASA officials said, would allow engineers to work on resolving a hydrogen leak that prompted engineers to again delay the Artemis I launch
intended as the first step in the agency’s multiyear plan to land astronauts on the moon. NASA leaders also discussed potentially conducting that work on the launchpad, leaving the rocket in place.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said the decision to postpone Saturday’s planned launch, which came after the agency earlier in the week called off its first try,
Three attempts to stop what officials described as a large hydrogen leak failed, pushing launch teams to ultimately set aside plans for a blastoff earlier in the afternoon.
We don’t have the launch that we wanted today,” Mr. Nelson said at an afternoon briefing Saturday. He said that safety is the agency’s priority