NASA’s lunar rocket launch is in danger of being disrupted

(ORDO NEWS) — NASA is making final preparations for the first flight of its two-stage super-heavy Space Launch System (SLS) launch vehicle and Orion spacecraft as part of the Artemis I mission to the Moon.

NASA’s megarocket is scheduled to launch into space from the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday, August 29.

The launch window will be open for two hours from 4:33 p.m. ET, but the weather could disrupt NASA’s plans. Meteorologists suggest that a storm will pass over the space center on the day of launch.

The final decision will be made by the space agency when it receives a forecast from the 45th Meteorological Squadron, which provides a detailed assessment of the weather for US air and space operations.

If the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft fail to launch on Monday, the launch will be pushed back to September 2 or 5.

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