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The Artemis I mission from NASA is headed for the moon :

second launch attempt

The most powerful rocket to launch from US soil will be tested on the NASA Artemis lunar program's first uncrewed mission.

in the coming years with several missions, Artemis I, aims to return astronauts to the moon and lay the groundwork for sending people to Mars.

The Artemis 1 mission's initial launch attempt was aborted on Monday due to a no. of technical issues, including a hydrogen leak and one of the rocket's main engines over heating.

Engineers cleared another launch attempt for the Artemis 1 mission on Saturday after concluding that the engine cooling data was caused by a faulty sensor.

Starting at 5:45 a.m. ET, NASA TV will provide coverage of the morning's prep for the rocket launch. Live broadcast will also be available on its website.

The next two-hour launch window will open on Saturday 3rd September at 2:17 p.m. ET, according to NASA.

It should take 39 days to complete the mission around the moon and back. NASA predicts that the Orion spacecraft will splashdown on October 11.

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