NASA will begin streaming the next Artemis 1 cryogenic demonstration test with live commentary on September 21 at 7:15 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) had previously made two attempts to launch its Artemis I rocket, but both times the launch was aborted due to a problem with the engine.
A hydrogen leak was identified during an attempt to launch Artemis 1 in early September. The performance test will allow teams to confirm that the leak has been fixed, as well as test new propellant loading procedures. The Demonstration will then be terminated, assuming that all predetermined criteria have been met.
The test will be broadcast live on NASA Television, the NASA Mobile App on NASA’s website. The Artemis I demonstration test will be shown only on NASA Television’s media channel. Each time, the test will be broadcast on both public media channels. The Artemis I flight test will be pilotless. It is the first in a series of increasingly difficult missions designed to lay the groundwork for human exploration of deep space, proving that we are seriously capable of taking humanity beyond the Moon. NASA plans to land the first woman on the Moon as part of its Artemis mission, in a move to send people to Mars to pave the way for a permanent lunar presence.