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NASA’s Artemis I launch faces a new hurdle: weather


NASA’s SLS on pad September 3, 2022 | Photo by Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

I have good news and bad news for fans of NASA’s big space launches.

The good news is that after repeated delays and strenuous testing of a leaking fuel system, NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) could make its big debut as early as Tuesday. The bad news is currently named Tropical Depression Nine. It is a developing storm in the Caribbean with the potential to become a major hurricane and a track currently heading towards Florida.

There’s only a 20% chance the weather on Sept. 27 will cooperate, according to Friday’s forecast from the Space Force’s 45th Weather Squadron, which is tasked with determining if the weather is good enough for the launch.

This particular launch will be the debut of Artemis I,…

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