After an earlier date was cancelled due to Hurricane Ian, the launch of the Artemis rocket, part of the new Space Launch System (SLS) from the US space agency NASA, was postponed until mid-November.
NASA transferred the rocket to the Vehicle Assembly Building and did a successful job of protecting it from the storm (VAB). According to the space agency, there was only “minimal water incursion” and “no damage to the Artemis flying hardware.”
It is anticipated that the Artemis 1 launch will send an Orion capsule to investigate the moon in preparation for a future mission to settle on its surface. Engine problems and a significant leak have previously caused the rocket launch to be postponed.