NASA is now targeting November 14 to launch its lunar mission

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NASA is now targeting November 14 to launch its lunar mission

The SLS rocket on its launch pad, August 30, 2022.

The United States Space Agency (NASA) announced on Wednesday that it will attempt to launch its Artemis 1 mission to the Moon next Monday, November 14.

Previous launches scheduled for late August and early September were canceled at the last moment due to technical issues.

Then, at the end of September, the SLS rocket, the most powerful ever built by NASA, was stored in its hangar at the Kennedy Space Center for protect it from Hurricane Ian, which devastated parts of Florida.

The new 69-minute window of fire is ;will open on the night of Nov. 13-14 at 12:07 p.m. EST, NASA said.

Two other dates, Nov. 16 and 19, were also discontinued.

In development for more than a decade, the SLS rocket has yet to fly.

Artemis is NASA's new flagship program, which will allow humans to return to the Moon, and take the first woman and the first person of color there.

Fifty years after the last mission of the Apollo program, the Artemis 1 mission will not have an astronaut on board. It must be used to verify that the Orion capsule, at the top of the rocket, is safe to transport a crew in the future.

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