Artemis 1 traffic jam: NASA moon launch may draw crowd of 400,000

A crowd the size of a major American city may turn out to watch NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket lift off this weekend.

Artemis 1 was supposed to launch from Kennedy Space Center, in Florida’s Brevard County, on Monday morning (Aug. 29). According to county officials (opens in new tab)100,000 to 200,000 people flocked to the Space Coast to see that attempt, which was scrubbed due to an issue with one of the first-stage engines on Artemis 1’s Space launch system (SLS) rocket.

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