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NASA moon rocket back in hangar, launch unlikely until Nov.

Sep. 27, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

NASA’s moon rocket returned to the safety of its hangar Tuesday as Hurricane Ian approached Florida, its launch now unlikely before mid-November. Instead of trying to send it on its first test flight, the launch team moved the 322-foot (98-meter) rocket off the pad at Kennedy...

Hurricane forces NASA moon rocket to shelter; launch on hold

Sep. 26, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Ian is prompting NASA to move its moon rocket off the launch pad and into shelter, adding weeks of delay to the lunar-orbiting test flight. Mission managers decided Monday to return the rocket to its Kennedy Space Center hangar. The four-mile...

NASA delays moon rocket launch due to potential hurricane

Sep. 24, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is skipping next week’s launch attempt of its new moon rocket because of a tropical storm that’s expected to become a major hurricane. It’s the third delay in the past month for the lunar-orbiting test flight featuring mannequins but no...

Approaching storm may delay launch try for NASA moon rocket

Sep. 23, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An approaching storm threatens to delay NASA's next launch attempt for its new moon rocket, already grounded for weeks by fuel leaks. A tropical depression in the southern Caribbean is moving toward Florida and could become a major hurricane. ...

Saudi Arabia plans to send female astronaut to space in 2023

Sep. 22, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Thursday it will launch a training program with the goal of sending its own astronauts, including a woman, into space next year. The kingdom is actively promoting science and technology as part of its wide-ranging Vision 2030...

NASA fuels moon rocket in test, hit again with pesky leaks

Sep. 21, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new moon rocket sprouted more fuel leaks Wednesday in a test ahead of a possible launch attempt next week, but engineers managed to get them down to acceptable levels. There was no immediate decision on whether NASA would try for a liftoff Tuesday...

United Arab Emirates to launch first lunar rover in November

Sep. 19, 2022 08:05 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates will launch its first lunar rover in November, the mission manager said Monday. Hamad Al Marzooqi told The National, a state-linked newspaper, that the “Rashid” rover, named for Dubai's ruling family, would be launched...

A new space race? China adds urgency to US return to moon

Sep. 15, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just rocket fuel propelling America's first moonshot after a half-century lull. Strategic rivalry with China's ambitious space program is helping drive NASA’s effort to get back into space in a bigger way, as both nations push to put people back on the moon and...

NASA fixing moon rocket leaks, hoping for Sept. launch try

Sep. 08, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is replacing leaky seals in its moon rocket at the pad in hopes of launching it on its first test flight by the end of this month. Managers said Thursday they will conduct another test after the repairs to ensure all hydrogen fuel leaks are...

Leak ruins NASA moon rocket launch bid; next try weeks away

Sep. 03, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s new moon rocket sprang another dangerous fuel leak Saturday, forcing launch controllers to call off their second attempt this week to send a crew capsule into lunar orbit with test dummies. The inaugural flight is now off for weeks, if not months. ...