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NASA calls off second attempt to launch Artemis moon rocket

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asa has cancelled a second attempt to launch its new Artemis moon rocket.

The Artemis I rocket was due to launch on Saturday evening, after a failed attempt earlier in the week.

Posting on Twitter at about 4.20pm BST on Saturday, the US space agency wrote: “The Artemis I mission to the Moon has been postponed.

“Teams attempted to fix an issue related to a leak in the hardware transferring fuel into the rocket, but were unsuccessful.”

A news conference is set to be held later on Saturday.

More to follow.

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