NASA Plans to Conduct Another Attempt of Wet Dress Rehearsal in Early June
By NASA // May 7, 2022
NASA & SPACE NEWS
(NASA) – NASA plans to conduct another attempt of the wet dress rehearsal in early June to demonstrate the ability to load propellant into the tanks and conduct a full launch countdown ahead of the Artemis I launch this summer.
NASA’s SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft arrived back at Kennedy’s Vehicle Assembly Building on April 26 after a 10-hour journey from launch pad 39B.
Since their arrival, teams have worked to replace a faulty upper stage check valve and repair a small leak within the tail service mast umbilical ground plate housing.
The teams also have been performing additional checkouts while the spaceport’s supplier of gaseous nitrogen makes upgrades to their pipeline configuration to support Artemis I activities.
Through Artemis missions, NASA will land the first humans on the Moon since the Apollo program, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone to sending astronauts to Mars.
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