NASA's Artemis 1 prepares for third launch attempt

STORY: The slow-moving 32-story-tall Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and its Orion capsule will remain parked at Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for the next 10 days, ahead of a planned liftoff on November 14.

Safety regulations and deteriorating weather conditions spawned by Hurricane Ian had forced the space agency to return the towering rocketship to its hangar last month following two aborted launch attempts, on Aug. 29 and Sept. 3.

The newly targeted 69-minute launch window for the Artemis I mission on Nov. 14 opens at 12:07 a.m. EST (0407 GMT), with backup launch opportunities of two hours each set for Nov. 16 and Nov. 19, NASA said.