NASA is now aiming for November 14 to fly to the Moon

NASA is now targeting November 14 to fly to the Moon


NASA announced the new date of November 14 on Wednesday to attempt to launch its mega-rocket to the Moon, as part of the Artemis 1 mission. 

The previous launches planned for the end of August and then the beginning of September were aborted at the last moment due to technical problems.

Then, at the end of September, the SLS rocket, the most powerful ever built by the space agency, had been stored in its hangar at the Kennedy Space Center to protect it from Hurricane Ian, which devastated parts of Florida.

The new launch window, from a duration of 69 minutes, will open on the night of November 13 to 14 at 04:07 GMT, NASA said.

Two fallback dates, November 16 and 19, have also been decided.

In development for more than a decade, the SLS rocket has never flown.

Artemis is NASA's new flagship program, which will allow humans to return to the moon, e t take the first woman and the first person of color there.

Fifty years after the last mission of the Apollo program, the Artemis 1 mission will not take an astronaut on board. 

< p>It must be used to verify that the Orion capsule, at the top of the rocket, is safe to transport a crew in the future.