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A stuck valve obstructs NASA's second attempt to refuel the Artemis 1 giant moon rocket

A stuck valve obstructs NASA’s second attempt to refuel the Artemis 1 giant moon rocket

NASA’s second attempt to refuel its Artemis 1 lunar mission ran into another problem on Monday (April 4) due to a problem with valves on ground equipment.

Relief valve stuck to the top of the portable actuator chassis supports Artemis 1’s space launch system A rocket on Launch Pad 39B of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center forced NASA to clean up Artemis 1 Testing agency officials said after refueling began on Monday. The valve is used to relieve pressure from the primary stage of the rocket during refueling.