The US Space Agency NASA wants to try again for the launch of its new moon rocket on Saturday. This was given by the person responsible for the unmanned mission Artemis 1 NASARepresentative Mike Sarafin announced at a press conference on Tuesday.
The first test flight of the new super rocket planned for Monday had to be canceled shortly before takeoff from Cape Canaveral in Florida due to technical problems. There were temperature issues with one of the four main engines.
Die NASA has set itself an ambitious goal: 50 years after the last moon landing, it wants to send another rocket to the moon. The task of the 42-day Artemis 1 mission is to test the most powerful launch vehicle to date and the Orion capsule sitting on top under real conditions.
The follow-up mission Artemis 2 is to bring astronauts into a lunar orbit, with Artemis 3 a moon landing should succeed at the earliest in 2025. In the long term, however, it is about a manned mission to Mars.