NASA: Moon rocket endured hurricane, set for 1st test flight

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-11-11 19:52:26

Moon Rocket
NASA’s new moon rocket sits on Launch Pad 39-B Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s moon rocket needs only minor repairs after enduring a hurricane at the pad and is on track for its first test flight next week, a top official said Friday.

“Right now, there’s nothing preventing us” from attempting a launch on Wednesday, said NASA’s Jim Free, an associate administrator.

The wind never exceeded the rocket’s design limits as Hurricane Nicole swept through Kennedy Space Center on Thursday,…

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