NASA weighs Artemis 1 moon rocket launch plan

Even as a subtropical storm forms in the Atlantic Ocean and looks to be headed toward Kennedy Space Center, NASA is sticking to its Nov. 14 launch schedule for the historic Artemis 1 lunar mission.

The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft for the Artemis 1 mission will remain on the launch pad 

despite a potentially deadly subtropical storm developing in the Atlantic Ocean east of Florida's Space Coast.

The Space Launch System rocket and Orion will remain at Launch Pad 39B, officials have decided based on current prediction data,

the organization said in a statement released on Monday (Nov. 7). NASA is only one week away from the first launch of the Artemis mission,

which will see humans return to the moon to create a permanent lunar presence and pave the way for future deep space exploration, as long as the storm does not intensify.

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