NASA's Artemis 1 moon rocket passes crucial fueling test despite leak

If checks in the VAB go smoothly, it's possible NASA will target the schedule's earliest long mission opportunity, which would kick off with a launch on Aug. 29. However, a long mission window lasting five consecutive days exists between Sept. 2 and Sept. 6, and may serve as a more favorable option. In any case, NASA officials are not likely to commit to a launch date prior to SLS inspections in the VAB, which won't begin until later this month. 


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