The first significant step NASA will take toward sending men back to the lunar surface is the Artemis 1 moon mission.
The agency's new Space Launch System megarocket and the Orion crew capsule will fly for the first time on Artemis 1.
The effects of Hurricane Ian at the Kennedy Space Center this week have caused NASA's Artemis 1 mission to the moon to be postponed to no sooner than Nov-12.
Teams opted to halt their launch preparations on Tuesday in order to set up the Space Launch System rocket's rolling-back mechanisms at a meeting.
The automated Orion spacecraft will be launched by the SLS rocket on a mission that will last around 42 days. During that time, it will orbit the moon before returning to Earth.
The effects of Hurricane Ian at the Kennedy Space Center this week have caused NASA's Artemis 1 mission to the moon to be postponed until no sooner than Nov. 12, the agency reported today.
Following a recent hurricane-related delay, Artemis 1 was scheduled to launch for the moon on October 2. Instead, it will now roll back to the adjacent Vehicle Assembly Building.
Artemis 1 will now launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida from Launch Complex 39B.
Although NASA stated in a news conference that several possibilities are on the table depending on weather, the following chance is most likely no early than November.
The Orion month-long mission will make its third attempt since late August to circle the moon with the launch in November.