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NASA Says Artemis Fueling Test Met Objectives Despite Leaks

  • Technical issues remain with no new launch date set as yet
  • ‘A lot of folks are scratching their heads,’ spokesperson says
NASA's Artemis I rocket at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Sept. 2.

NASA's Artemis I rocket at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Sept. 2.

Photographer: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images 

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NASA, hoping to launch its new Space Launch System rocket moonward later this month, completed a tank fueling test Wednesday after grappling with two leaks and technical issues. 

“All of the objectives that we set out to do, we were able to accomplish today,” said Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, launch director for Artemis I.