NASA: Artemis 1 Will Not Launch Until May Written 25 February 2022


Artist's impression of the Artemis Gateway power and propulsion and Habitation and Logistics Outpost, or HALO, in orbit around the Moon. | Credit: NASA

SPACE reports an April launch is “no longer possible for Artemis 1, which will send an uncrewed Orion spacecraft around the moon using a huge Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket, agency officials said today (Feb. 24). And May could be difficult to hit as well.” Tom Whitmeyer, deputy associate administrator for exploration systems development at NASA headquarters in Washington, said Thursday during a virtual news conference, “We continue to evaluate the May window, but we’re also recognizing that there’s a lot of work in front of us.”
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