NASA clears Artemis 1 rocket for November 16 was launched despite being damaged

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission will try to launch again.

Mission managers met Monday (Nov. 14) to discuss Artemis 1’s readiness for flight. Space launch system (SLS) missile and Orion spacecraft After minor damage from Hurricane Nicole, which was quickly downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall on Thursday (November 10). Although it was an insulating sealing band on the orion damaged by strong winds “There is no change in our plan to try to launch on the 16th,” Artemis mission manager Mike Sarafin said during a media teleconference today (Nov. 14) at NASA headquarters in Washington when the storm landed.

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