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NASA launches ”world most powerful” rocket to the moon

The United States Civil Space and Aeronautics Agency, NASA has launched what it described as the most powerful rocket ever designed for a journey to the moon.

NASA’s first female launch Director, Charlie Blackwell-Thompson said Artemis 1 would inspire other generations to venture into space science.

In a tweet, NASA’s Associate Administrator for Exploration System, Jim Free noted that the spacecraft had completed a propulsive maneuver to escape the pull of Earth’s gravity and was on its path to the Moon.

America last sent astronauts to the Moon during the Apollo era, from 1969-1972.

NASA had previous attempt to launch the rockets failed due to technical reasons and also weather setbacks including Hurricane Ian, which battered Florida in late September.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu