Once more, annoying leaks plague NASA as it tests its moon rocket fuel.
In a test on Wednesday before a potential launch attempt next week, NASA's new moon rocket began to develop additional fuel leaks,
but engineers were able to reduce them to acceptable levels.
Given the irregular nature of the hydrogen leaks, which have plagued the launch team for months, there was no immediate news on whether NASA would attempt a liftoff Tuesday.
The flow was stopped, the pipes were heated, and the test was carried out in the hopes that the leak had been sealed.
But before the leak's levels dropped to tolerable levels, it continued. A second breach surfaced elsewhere many hours later.
According to Nail, all test goals were achieved. Managers must examine the findings before deciding if the 322-foot (98-meter) rocket
is prepared for its first test flight, a mannequin-only voyage to orbit the moon.
The first two launches, as well as previous countdown testing, were unsuccessful due to hydrogen leakage.
The crew capsule atop the rocket will be the first to orbit the moon in fifty years if it is launched.
The more than five-week-long, $4.1 billion mission should come to a close with a splashdown in the Pacific.