Nasa aborts second launch attempt of Artemis Moon rocket – BBC News

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US space agency Nasa has aborted its launch of the Artemis Moon rocket for a second time in a week after controllers discovered a leak in its hydrogen tank.

Engineers couldn’t repair the issue in time to allow the launch to go ahead this weekend and will now look to Monday next week for a possible launch.

The first launch was postponed after controllers struggled to get an engine on the 100m-tall vehicle cooled down to its correct operating temperature.

The maiden flight, part of Nasa’s Artemis programme, is just a demonstration with no one on board. But ever more complex missions are planned for the future that will see people live on the lunar surface for weeks at a time.

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