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NASA Launch Pad Damaged During Artemis Launch Mission

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NASA Launch Pad, Damaged During , Artemis Launch Mission.
The Byte reports NASA's Artemis 1 launch pad suffered
more damage than anticipated when the rocket
took off from Kennedy Space Center last week.
Reuters originally reported that a source
within the space agency said the damage
"exceeded mission management expectations.".
Reuters originally reported that a source
within the space agency said the damage
"exceeded mission management expectations.".
On November 18, NASA released a statement saying
that launchpad elevators were not working after
a "pressure wave" blew off the blast doors.
Shortly after Artemis 1 launched, NASA acknowledged
that debris was seen falling off the rocket, but maintained
it caused "no additional risk" to the mission.
Shortly after Artemis 1 launched, NASA acknowledged
that debris was seen falling off the rocket, but maintained
it caused "no additional risk" to the mission.
The Byte reports that preliminary reports of
extensive damage might explain why NASA prevented
reporters from photographing the launch tower.
The launch of Artemis 1
has been plagued
by years of setbacks. .
The Space Launch System (SLS), which
would eventually boost it into space, faced
a series of delays throughout its development.
The Space Launch System (SLS), which
would eventually boost it into space, faced
a series of delays throughout its development.
Just prior to the launch, the Artemis 1
spacecraft was damaged by
Hurricane Nicole while sitting on the launch pad. .
Just prior to the launch, the Artemis 1
spacecraft was damaged by
Hurricane Nicole while sitting on the launch pad. .
According to The Byte, the lingering question now
is whether the damage the launch pad sustained
will affect future launches of the SLS. .
According to The Byte, the lingering question now
is whether the damage the launch pad sustained
will affect future launches of the SLS.
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