TAMPA, Fla. – NASA developed the most powerful rocket ever built to send astronauts back to the moon, but when Artemis 1 hit some snags in its first launch attempt back in August, Apollo engineer Ken Poimboeuf was not surprised.
UCF scientists are working to create a composite material that they hope will prevent scrubs like the one that happened Sept. 3 on the Artemis launchpad, because of a hydrogen leak.
It was the most powerful rocket ever built (until now), and we used it to beat the Soviets in the race to the moon, which helped us win the Cold War 22 years later.
“It’s going to be exciting. I can hardly wait. I was there at the moon launch. My heart’s going to be pounding as it was in those days. It has much more potential that it did during Apollo.”
source: FOX 13 Tampa Bay