NASA moves up rollout of Artemis I rocket ahead of planned lunar launch

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NASA just announced a new date for the Artemis I rollout on Florida’s Space Coast.

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The Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft are now scheduled for testing Tuesday, instead of their original date on Thursday.

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NASA plans to hold news conferences for the next three days to give the media a detailed look at the lunar, solar and radiation experiments that will hitch a ride into space on the mission.

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If everything goes smoothly, the move to the launch pad for SLS and Orion spacecraft will happen this week.

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The launch of the Artemis I mission is expected no earlier than Aug. 29.

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