NASA’s “hot fire” SLS megarocket test postponed after early shutdown in fuel boost attempt

NASA Boeing engineers are estimating how to proceed with the final test Space launch system (SLS) tied to a megarocket for a month after an early shutdown during a “wet dress rehearsal” on Sunday (December 20th).

The stakes are the launch date of Artemis 1, the first deployed flight of NASA’s lunar launch program by 2024. This mission to orbit the moon should be launched in late 2021, but it is largely depends on timely and successful SLS testing before the rocket travels to Florida for final construction and launch.