NASA's Artemis 1 rocket has moved to the aircraft assembly building on the other side of the hurricane's landing site to avoid Hurricane "Ian".


[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] "Hurricane Ian", known as the "Hurricane of the Century", is expected to make landfall on the west coast of Florida in the United States in these two days.

To avoid the hurricane, NASA's Artemis 1 rocket has been moved to the Vehicle Assembly Building on Florida's east coast.

Hurricane Ian quickly grew from a tropical storm to a Category 2 hurricane near Cuba on the afternoon of the 26th, and is expected to grow into a Category 4 hurricane when it hits the west coast of Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Multiple counties in the state have issued mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders, with more than 300,000 people sheltering in the Tampa Bay Area alone.

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NASA said on Tuesday that the Space Launch System and Orion Spacecraft used for the Artemis 1 mission to avoid the "hurricane of the century" at 9:15 a.m. on the 27th. At 9:15 p.m. Taiwan time on the 27th), the launch pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center was moved to the aircraft assembly building in Titusville, just on the other side of the hurricane's landing site.

Artemis 1 was originally due to launch on the 29th of last month, but was canceled due to an engine failure.

On the 3rd of this month, it was decided to suspend the test launch for the second time due to the leakage of liquid hydrogen fuel.

NASA said the team will continue to overhaul Artemis at the Vehicle Assembly Building and set a schedule for the next launch.