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NASA postpones final lunar rocket test

NASA postpones final lunar rocket test

The last great test of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, for its English acronym) megacohete moon and the Space Orion The agency said Monday, due to a technical problem.

During the approximately two-day test, known as rehearsal with full fuel tanksThe launch team conducted a series of operations to load propellant material into megarocket tanks, perform a complete countdown, and demonstrate the ability to recycle the countdown clock, as well as drain propellants for a chance to practice the schedules and procedures to be used for the launch, NASA said.

NASA found a problem Monday with a mobile launcher board that controls a primary stage vent valve. The valve’s purpose is to reduce the pressure of the rocket’s primary stage while refueling, according to NASA.

NASA’s launch manager made the decision to pause testing for the day for the time needed to resolve the issue as teams near the end of their shifts. NASA said the countdown is over after liquid oxygen was partially introduced into the rocket’s primary stage tank.

Dress rehearsal is the last big test before the unmanned lunar mission Artemis I from NASA.

After the test, NASA will review the test data before setting a specific launch date for the Artemis I.

With the Artemis missions, NASA It will take the first woman and first person of color to the moonwhich will pave the way for the long-term existence of the Moon and serve as a preparation for missions to Mars.

With information from Xinhua.