Artemis I successfully takes off from Cape Canaveral – WFTV

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – After several delays, the Artemis I successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center overnight.

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1h40

After a brief wait, the clock resumed counting down to the launch of Artemis I, now set at 1:47.

00:40

The launch is on hold scheduled at T-10 minutes.

12 p.m.

NASA officials said the “red crew” team fixed the leak and a bad Ethernet switch was being replaced.

11:30 p.m.

NASA officials say the ‘red crew’ left the launch pad after the liquid hydrogen filling valve leaked.

10:30 p.m.

Hours pass before the moon rocket launch window opens.

Spectators are waiting to see what impact, if any, the leak detected inside the liquid hydrogen refueling valve has on the launch.

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9:30 p.m.

NASA officials say a leak has been detected in a liquid hydrogen fill valve on the core stage.

A red crew is sent to the pad.

9:10 p.m.

The weather has become more favorable for tonight’s rocket launch.

What was 80% favorable for the overnight launch has changed to 90%.

7:50 p.m.

Filling of the liquid oxygen tank of the Artemis moon rocket is complete and the core stage is full, NASA tweeted Tuesday evening.

The tanks contain the propellant that will power the rocket’s four RS-25 engines upon liftoff from Artemis I.

6:30 p.m.

Artemis Launch Director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson gave the go-ahead for refueling earlier Tuesday afternoon, and liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen loading is underway.

The two-hour launch window opens at 1:04 a.m., marking Artemis’ third launch attempt.

The 25-day uncrewed flight around the moon will test the capabilities of the SLS rocket and the Orion spacecraft.

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