After scrubbing for safety, NASA’s Artemis I Wet Dress Rehearsal Test continues

Artemis I on the 39B Moon Visible 2 launch pad

The Moon serves as a backdrop for the Artemis I Space Launch System (SLS) and the Orion spacecraft on Launch Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 21, 2022. The SLS and the Orion on the mobile launch vehicle were transported to the Crawler-Transporter 2 launch pad for a pre-launch test called Wet Dress Rehearsal. Artemis I will be the first integrated test of the SLS and Orion spacecraft. In later missions, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the lunar surface, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a stepping stone on the way to Mars. Credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky

SLS) core stage, interim cryogenic propulsion stage, and Orion spacecraft will remain powered up overnight. The SLS boosters will be powered down, and then powered up again Sunday morning. Teams will work through the night and into the morning to complete necessary preparations ahead of loading propellants into the rocket.

NASA is streaming live video of the rocket and spacecraft at the launch pad on the Kennedy Newsroom YouTube channel. After scrubbing for safety, NASA’s Artemis I Wet Dress Rehearsal Test continues

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