Artemis I rocket taking last road trip before Florida launch despite late lightning threat

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — NASA’s massive multibillion-dollar moon rocket is making its final terrestrial journey before its first celestial flight. Artemis I, a combination of the Space Launch System, Orion capsule and mobile launcher, was scheduled to make the slow roll atop the crawler-transporter 2 from the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center overnight. Its first movement was delayed when a storm cell approached KSC putting the area under a lightning warning, but NASA officials planned to push through as early as 10 p.m. ET as the weather cleared. NASA’s Artemis mission man…

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