NASA Artemis I Moon Mission Wet Dress Rehearsal Test June 18 Kennedy Space Center KSC
After numerous delays, the NASA Artemis I Moon Mission wet dress rehearsal test of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft is set for June 18th at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with tanking operations on Monday, June 20. The Artemis I Moon rocket arrived at the spaceport’s launch complex 39B after an 8-hour journey earlier this week.



During this wet dress rehearsal test, the launch teams will rehearse operations to load propellant into the rocket’s tanks, conduct a full launch countdown, demonstrate the ability to recycle the countdown clock, drain the tanks, and use these exercises to give them an opportunity to practice the timelines as well as procedures they will use on launch day. We’re just glad that the rocket looks nothing like Blue Origin’s New Shepard.

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Teams will work to secure the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft and mobile launcher to ground support equipment at the launch pad and ensure that the rocket is in a safe configuration in preparation of the upcoming tanking test,” said NASA.