The Artemis 1 moon rocket on the pad at NASA

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket handed a vital fueling check Wednesday (Sept. 21), probably retaining it on monitor for a deliberate Sept. 27 liftoff.

Artemis 1 will ship an uncrewed Orion capsule to lunar orbit utilizing an enormous Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. NASA tried to launch the mission on Sept. 3 however was thwarted by a leak of liquid hydrogen propellant at a “fast disconnect” on the SLS core stage, an interface linking the rocket with a gasoline line from its cell launch tower.

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