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Lightning strikes NASA’s Artemis 1 rocket launch pad during testing

Lightning strikes NASA's Artemis 1 rocket launch pad during testing

Lightning struck the launch pad of NASA’s Artemis 1 giant lunar rocket several times on Saturday (April 2), but the rocket is in good health and is on its way to a critical test.

Four lightning strikes hit the area around Launch Pad 39B, the first for NASA space launch system (SLS) megarocket is subject to a Three-day refueling test Known as “wet dress rehearsal” for Artemis 1 A mission to the moon later this year. The missile is shielded from lightning by three turrets and a chain wire structure to divert strikes to the ground away from the booster.

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