NASA to Conduct ‘Wet Dress Rehearsal’ April 1-3 On Mega Moon Rocket Ahead of Artemis I Lunar Mission
By NASA information center // March 29, 2022
will be held on LaunchPad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
(NASA) – NASA will conduct the final major test with the agency’s Mega Moon rocket and spacecraft at the launch pad on Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3, ahead of the uncrewed Artemis I lunar mission.
The test, known as the wet dress rehearsal, will be held on LaunchPad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
During the test, engineers will demonstrate the ability to conduct a full launch countdown at the pad, including loading and draining cryogenic, or supercold, propellants into the Artemis I rocket.
The agency will provide live video of the rocket on the pad, without audio or commentary, beginning at 12 p.m. Friday, April 1, on the Kennedy Newsroom YouTube channel through the duration of the test.
Real-time operations updates will be posted on the Artemis blog and social accounts. There are no in-person media activities planned for wet dress rehearsal.
The agency will also host a post-test media teleconference with the participants listed above at 11 a.m. April 4.
Through Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a stepping stone on the way to Mars.
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