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Artemis 1 lunar rocket fuel leak could take weeks to fix

Cape Canaveral, Fla. — A fuel leak on NASA’s second attempt to launch its new Artemis 1 lunar rocket on Saturday (Sept. 3) could take weeks to fix, and may even Force the giant rocket off its launch pad, space agency officials said.

The leak of liquid hydrogen happened Saturday morning as NASA tried to fuel its giant fuel space launch system (SLS) Super Rocket Launch Artemis 1An unmanned test flight moon, Pad 39B from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Despite three separate attempts to fix the leak, engineers were unable to stop the leak and eventually stopped to further assess the situation.

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