NASA postponed the launch of the unmanned mission to the moon again
NASA has again postponed the timing of an unmanned mission to the moon as Tropical Storm Nicole approached the east coast of Florida, officials said.
The launch, scheduled for Nov. 14, has now been pushed back to Nov. 16, U.S. space agency senior spokesman Jim Free wrote on Twitter.
This is the third postponement of the long-awaited launch in three months.
“Our people are the most important aspect of our mission,” wrote Free, who is NASA’s assistant head of space exploration systems.
“Adjusting Artemis 1’s target launch date puts employee safety at the forefront and allows our team to pay attention to the needs of our families,” he added.
The Atlantic storm is expected to develop into a hurricane Wednesday near the Bahamas before making landfall in Florida that evening or Thursday night, the National Hurricane Watch Center said.