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Scenes from NASA's Artemis 1 launch attempts(19 images)

NASA grounded the Artemis 1 launch for at least 2 1/2 weeks due to a fuel leak on September 3, 2022. It was the second time the launch had been scrubbed. The mission is the first step in a years-long plan to return humans to the moon.

American flags wave in the breeze after a second launch attempt was scrubbed for the Artemis 1 mission on Launch Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on September 3, 2022. NASA plans to try again in the coming weeks. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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The countdown clock stops at two hours, 28 minutes and 53 seconds after the launch attempt was scrubbed for a second time. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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Artemis 1 sits on the Launch Pad at sunrise on September 3. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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The Orion capsule atop the Space Launch System rocket for the Artemis 1 mission stands on Launch Pad 39B on August 29. The initial launch planned for that day was scrubbed after a problem arose with fuel in one of the engines. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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