NASA’s daring Artemis 1 ‘Red Crew’ saved the launch to the moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Not all space heroes wear space suits. Sometimes they wear hard hats.

NASA’s $4.1 billion Space Launch System (SLS) rocket sat waiting on Launch Pad 39B here at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday (Nov. 15) ahead of launch when sensors detected yet another fueling leak. Such leaks were the bane of this rocket’s existence during previous launch attempts, and when another leak arose during this countdown, it seemed to many that we would witness yet another scrubbed launch — or worse, a rollback to the Vehicle Assembly Building for repairs.

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