Artemis 1 Moon launch continues for November 16 after storm Nicole

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket survived the wrath of Tropical Storm Nicole in good condition and remains on track for a launch next Wednesday (Nov. 16) as planned, agency officials said.

Nicole hit Florida’s Space Coast on Thursday (November 10) as a Category 1 hurricane, lashing the area with strong winds and rain before weakening to a tropical storm. The Artemis 1 stack—a large Space Launch System (SLS) with an Orion capsule—took the brunt of the storm, weathering it in the open on Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC).

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