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NASA's next moon trip possibly postponed

Posted at 12:27 PM, Jan 20, 2021

NATIONAL (KTNV) — NASA's next trip to the moon could be postponed.

The agency says it was aiming to send an empty Orion capsule to the moon and back by the end of 2021.

However, over the weekend a rocket test that was part of the Artemis program was unexpectedly shut down.

NASA is considering redoing the test, but that could mean bumping the Orion flight into next year.

The launch is necessary before sending an astronaut crew.