NASA announces new launch date for Artemis 1

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NASA has announced Artemis 1 will now launch on Saturday, Sept. 3. The launch window opens at 2:17 p.m.

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The moon rocket was originally scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral on Monday, Aug. 29 but due to issues with the engine, the launch was called off.

With the successful launch of the rocket, NASA will be one step closer to putting astronauts back on the moon since its Apollo program ended.

The rocket will hold three test dummies as well as one Snoopy plush, among other items, NPR reports.

Action News Jax will bring you LIVE coverage of the launch on Saturday.

See pictures of the rocket below:

In this handout image provided by NASA, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B as preparations for launch continue at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
In this handout image provided by NASA, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B as preparations for launch continue at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
In this handout image provided by NASA, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B as preparations for launch continue at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
In this handout image provided by NASA, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B as preparations for launch continue at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
In this handout image provided by NASA, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B as preparations for launch continue at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
In this handout image provided by NASA, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B as preparations for launch continue at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
In this handout image provided by NASA, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B as preparations for launch continue at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
In this handout image provided by NASA, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B as preparations for launch continue at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The Artemis I rocket sits on launch pad 39-B at Kennedy Space Center as it is prepared for launch of an unmanned flight around the moon on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The Artemis I rocket sits on launch pad 39-B at Kennedy Space Center as it is prepared for launch of an unmanned flight around the moon on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
In this handout image provided by NASA, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B as preparations for launch continue at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
In this handout image provided by NASA, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B as preparations for launch continue at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Spacecraft Technicians Matt Lauer (left) and Robert Ware work on the Orion crew capsule for the Artemis 2 mission at the Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Spacecraft Technicians Matt Lauer (left) and Robert Ware work on the Orion crew capsule for the Artemis 2 mission at the Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The Service Module component of the Orion spacecraft for the Artemis 2 mission is shown as it is prepared for a future mission at the Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The Service Module component of the Orion spacecraft for the Artemis 2 mission is shown as it is prepared for a future mission at the Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Part of the Orion crew capsule for the Artemis 3 mission is shown as it is prepared for a future mission at the Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Part of the Orion crew capsule for the Artemis 3 mission is shown as it is prepared for a future mission at the Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Spacecraft Technicians Steve Grasso (left) and Matt Lauer work on the Orion crew capsule for the Artemis 2 mission at the Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Spacecraft Technicians Steve Grasso (left) and Matt Lauer work on the Orion crew capsule for the Artemis 2 mission at the Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center on August 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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