Artemis 1 on track for launch: How to watch live

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ABOVE: NASA begins refueling for Artemis 1 mission NASA held a conference call Monday night to discuss the upcoming launch of Artemis 1. The launch date was previously set for November 14, but NASA has moved the date to Wednesday, November 16. thanks Nicole. The flight is scheduled for 1:04 a.m. Wednesday with a two-hour takeoff window. NASA leaders met on Monday to discuss preparations for the next launch attempt, which they determined was still on schedule on Wednesday. The weather wasn’t the only thing slowing down success. The first launch was canceled on August 29, mainly due to an engine cooling problem. On September 3, the second scheduled launch date, a hydrogen leak was discovered, pushing the timeline back even further. The spacecraft did not survive Hurricane Nicole completely unscathed. Officials said some of the sealant on the Orion’s breakdown system came off during the storm. Technicians also worked on replacing an electrical connector. But NASA said the connector won’t interfere with the launch. “We know we have redundancy in these other measurements, and we are still OK to launch. The unanimous recommendation to the team was that we were in a good position to go ahead and continue to start countdown with these measurements ,” said Jeremy Parsons, deputy manager at NASA. As for the weather, there remains an 80% chance of favorable weather for the launch. “steady at 10 to 15 knots up to 200 feet,” said NASA’s Melody Lovon. One of the popular locations to watch a launch will be are not available this time. Jetty Park and Campground are closed. Crews are still clearing debris left over from Hurricane Nicole and the park will not be cleared in time for launch.

ABOVE: NASA begins to fuel operations for Artemis 1 mission

NASA held a conference call Monday night to discuss the upcoming launch of Artemis 1.

The launch date was previously set for November 14, but NASA moved the date to Wednesday, November 16 because of Nicole.

It is scheduled for 1:04 a.m. Wednesday with a two-hour launch window.

The flight marks the start of a series of Artemis missions aimed at establishing a permanent base on the moon that will eventually lead astronauts to explore Mars.

NASA leaders met Monday to discuss preparations for the next launch attempt, which they determined is still on track for Wednesday.

The weather wasn’t the only thing holding back success.

The first launch was canceled on August 29, mainly due to an engine cooling problem. On September 3, the second scheduled launch date, a hydrogen leak was discovered, pushing the timeline back even further.

The spacecraft did not survive Hurricane Nicole completely unscathed.

Officials said some of the sealant on the Orion’s breakdown system came off during the storm. Technicians also worked on replacing an electrical connector. But NASA said the connector won’t interfere with the launch.

“We know we have redundancy in these other measurements, and we’re still OK to launch. The unanimous recommendation to the team was that we were in a good position to go ahead and continue the countdown of the launch with these measurements,” said Jeremy Parsons, deputy manager at NASA.

Weather-wise, there remains an 80% chance of favorable weather for launch.

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“Temperatures should be around 70 degrees with south-southwest winds, pretty steady at 10 to 15 knots up to 200 feet,” said NASA’s Melody Lovon.

One of the popular locations to watch a launch is not available this time.

Jetty Park and Camping are closed. Crews are still clearing debris left over from Hurricane Nicole and the park will not be cleared in time for launch.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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