NASA assesses Artemis 1 lunar rocket launch readiness after fueling success

Monday (June 20) was a big day for NASA’s Artemis 1 mission.

The agency’s massive moon rocket, the Space launch system (SLS), ended a 50+ hour launch simulation known as a “wet rehearsal” on Monday night (June 20). After several failed attempts in April, mission team members were able to fully fuel the SLS for the first time on Monday, wrapping up a series of crucial pre-launch testing.

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