What is the purpose of the Artemis mission?
Through this mission, NASA was going to send a rocket without a crew to travel around the moon for a month. It aims to increase the participation of women in space exploration besides establishing human settlements on the moon. 30 percent of Artemis-1 engineers are women. In addition, the Artemis-1 mission will carry two mannequins designed to study the effects of radiation on women’s bodies so that NASA can learn how to better protect female astronauts.
It was to be launched at 11.45 tonight
Scientists discovered a fuel leak from the rocket hours before launch, after which NASA halted the countdown. As per the schedule, the rocket was to be launched on September 3, 2022 at 11.45 pm during a two-hour launch window. Last Sunday, during the first launch of this rocket, NASA had told that there has been some technical malfunction in its engine. Due to this, the hydrogen team is in discussion with the launch director of Artemis-1.