NASA's Second Attempt To Launch A Moon Rocket Is Ruined By A Fuel Leak.

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A dangerous fuel leak on NASA's new moon rocket forced launch controllers to abandon.

Their second attempt to launch a crew capsule into lunar orbit with test dummies was on September 3, 2022.

The previous August 29th launch bid ended due to technical issues, forcing a countdown and postponement of the unmanned flight.

Hydrogen leaks also hindered the first attempt earlier this week.

However, those were on various parts of the 322-foot (98-meter) rocket, which NASA has built to date.

Launch director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson and her team attempted to stop the leak on Saturday using the same method they used to stop.

In an effort to fill the space around a supply line seal, start the flow of super-cold liquid hydrogen.

In fact, they tried that twice and also ran helium through the line. However, the leak continued.

After a futile attempt that lasted three to four hours, Blackwell-Thompson finally stopped the countdown.