Artemis I launch scrubbed after engine problems

Artemis I launch scrubbed after engine problems

NASA’s Space Launch System, which the space agency hopes will take American astronauts back to the moon, has been in development for more than a decade. But today will be the first time NASA attempts to launch the multibillion-dollar rocket, the most powerful NASA has ever built.
The development of the SLS has been controversial. Several inspector general reports have dinged the project for being over budget and criticized NASA for paying performance bonuses to the prime contractor, Boeing, even though the project is years behind schedule.
But despite those setbacks, Congress has continued to fund the program, which has cost $23 billion and counting — far more expensive than the rockets now being used by commercial space companies such as SpaceX. Critics often refer to the SLS as the “Senate Launch System.”
Weather or technical issues could force NASA to delay the launch to another day, but when the SLS flies, the space agency says it will mark a major milestone in its ambitious Artemis program to create a sustainable presence on and around the moon. Read more: https://washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/08/27/nasa-sls-moon-artemis-human-space/. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK

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18 Responses

  1. Krow says:

    I’m still out here in the parking lot due to traffic is jammed. Everyone was pissed about the issue. I heard people from New England took vacation just to see the launch. Damn but it is what it is.

  2. John Kennedy says:

    DAMMIT!!!! I was so pumped for a launch today

  3. W J says:

    Hell, they could have at least set off a couple bottle rockets.

  4. Mike Hanson says:

    That darn ‘check engine’ light just wouldn’t go off . . .

  5. Deanna D says:

    THE LAUNCH HAS BEEN SCRUBBED FOR THE DAY. Next earliest launch window is Friday September 2nd

  6. PH-SOS says:

    If they haven’t observed those engine abnormalities or leaks that could’ve been the earliest New Year fireworks for 2023.

  7. Mike Nguyen says:

    Why am I not surprised .. give it to SpaceX and that baby would have flown 2 yrs ago 😄

    • Allan Sh says:

      @Mike Nguyen SpaceX could’ve accomplished the mission with Falcon Heavy two years ago. There’s no reason to build SLS in the first place.

  8. PixelStacker says:

    I’m still out here in the parking lot due to traffic is jammed. Everyone was pissed about the issue. I heard people from New England took vacation just to see the launch. Damn but it is what it is. indeed!

  9. Alessandro Arban says:

    Uau After so many years incredible…i take the 🍿🍿🎬🎬😁🤣😎

  10. Cabo Wabo says:

    Real High Tech – their still landing in the water! That’s if they “can get it up”!

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