The US space agency Nasa has also canceled the second attempt to launch an unmanned moon mission. The launch director of "Artemis I", Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, canceled the attempt a few hours before the scheduled launch on Saturday, a spokesman said. NASA had previously confirmed a leak in a fuel hose. Several attempts to solve this problem had failed. The start was planned in a two-hour time window from 8:17 p.m. German time.
Among other things, Germany is making a contribution to the NASA mission with the Orion service and propulsion module, which is mainly built in Germany. The follow-up mission Artemis 2 should bring astronauts into a lunar orbit, with Artemis 3 a moon landing should succeed at the earliest in 2025.