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The NASA Moon mission was postponed.

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The unmanned Artemis 1 mission to the Moon is scheduled to launch on September 27 at the earliest.

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The precise time will rely on the engineering teams' ability to successfully fuel the Space Launch System rocket and their ability to obtain a waiver to skip the need to retest the emergency flight system batteries.

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If not, the rocket will need to be wheeled back to the facility where it was assembled, delaying the launch by a few weeks.

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The Orion capsule would splashdown on November 5 after a 70-minute launch window opens on September 27 at 11:37 a.m. EDT. Upcoming date: October 2.

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In order to get ready for manned Moon trips, Artemis 1 will test the SLS and unmanned Orion spacecraft.

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The spaceship will travel 60 miles at its closest approach to the Moon, which will take many days.

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One of the main objectives is to test the 16-foot-diameter thermal barrier when the capsule re-enters the environment. The ensuing Artemis 2 mission won't touch down on the moon