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NASA calls off second launch retry for Artemis moon rocket

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CAPE CANAVERAL — For the second time in five days, NASA on Saturday halted a countdown in progress and postponed a planned attempt to launch the debut test flight of its giant, next-generation rocket, the first mission of the agency’s moon-to-Mars Artemis program.

The latest attempt to launch the 32-story-tall Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and its Orion capsule was scrubbed after repeated attempts by technicians to correct a leak of super-cooled liquid hydrogen propellant being pumped into the vehicle’s core-stage fuel tanks. (Reporting by Joey Roulette in Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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