WATCH AGAIN: News 6 offers team coverage after NASA’s 2nd scrub of Artemis I launch

Space Launch System rocket to lift off from Kennedy Space Center

A reoccurring leak during tanking operations forced NASA to scrub its second attempt at launching the Space Launch System rocket at Kennedy Space Center on Saturday.

ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 offered team coverage on Saturday as NASA scrubbed its second attempt of launching its its massive new moon rocket from Florida’s Space Coast.

A reoccurring fuel leak has forced the team to scrub the launch planned for 2:17 p.m.

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Atop the rocket is a crew capsule with three test dummies that will fly around the moon and back over the course of six weeks -- NASA’s first such attempt since the Apollo program 50 years ago.

NASA wants to wring out the spacecraft before strapping in astronauts on the next planned flight in two years. Astronauts last walked on the moon in 1972.

An estimated 400,000 people are expected to travel to the Space Coast to watch the launch.

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