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    Artemis 1 moon rocket fuel leak may take weeks to repair

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. —  A fuel leak that thwarted NASA’s second attempt to launch its new Artemis 1 moon rocket on Saturday (Sept. 3) will likely take weeks to fix, and may even force the megarocket off its launch pad, space agency officials said. 

    The liquid hydrogen leak occurred Saturday morning as NASA tried to fuel its massive Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket to launch Artemis 1, an uncrewed test flight to the moon, from Pad 39B here at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Despite three separate tries to fix the leak, engineers weren’t able to stem it and ultimately stood down to assess the situation further.

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