NASA weighs Artemis 1 moon rocket's launch readiness after fueling success

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket gets Aug. 29 launch date

NASA hopes to get its moon megarocket off the ground as soon as late August.

NASA is working toward three “placeholder” launch dates for Artemis 1, an uncrewed test flight around the moon that serves as a keystone in testing for future human missions: Aug. 29, Sept. 2 and Sept. 5. These dates are pending repairs and tweaks, however, to the Space Launch System rocket and related systems in light of results from a “wet dress rehearsal” June 20 that NASA declared a success, officials said in a teleconference with media held on Wednesday (July 20).

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