NASA again changes the launch date for its massive moon rocket
The approaching Tropical Storm Nicole is now causing concern among mission planners after earlier this year's numerous delays brought on by technical difficulties on the launchpad
and additional disruption brought on by Hurricane Ian that forced NASA to roll its next-generation Space Launch System (SLS) rocket to shelter.
Nicole is anticipated to intensify into a hurricane before touching down in Florida early on Thursday. NASA announced on Tuesday that it is no longer aiming for Monday,
November 14 for the SLS rocket launch that would send an unmanned Orion spacecraft on a trip to the moon
and return after evaluating the most recent weather data for the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Instead, it plans to launch the SLS into space on November 16th.
NASA said in a statement on Tuesday that it was still keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Nicole and has decided to reschedule the launch of the Artemis I mission for Wednesday, November 16,