NASA Again Preparing For Next Moon Mission

They’re getting ready to try it again…. After a few earlier attempts to load fuel were cut short due to technical issues, NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket is set for its second rollout at Kennedy Space Center next month. A process known as “a wet dress rehearsal” is now planned again, after some adjustments were made to the massive 322 foot tall rocket. Plans now call for it to be rolled out from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center on June 6th, and then the actual wet dress rehersal will be held on June 19th. The process calls for loading liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen into the rocket’s tanks as if it were the actual launch day, and it gives them the opportunity to practice the countdown of the new, never before flown rocket, and if that goes as planned, that very rocket will launch an uncrewed Orion capsule on a trip around the moon no earlier than August. If THAT goes as planned, it paves the way for NASA to put astronauts back on the moon by late 2025.