We have stopped flow of liquid hydrogen to the core stage due to an intermittent leak on the replenish valve. Teams are discussing a plan to send out the 'red crew' to the pad to torque packing nuts at the base of the mobile launcher.

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Torque Packing Nuts, to the Mooooooon!
 
red crew = 決死隊がバルブを閉めに行っている模様、、

詳しく想像はできないけど、red crewと表現したくなるくらい危険な作業なのかしら、、

月へ向かうこと、そして30階建てのビルくらい巨大なものを地球から脱出させるのがいかに難しいかが伝わってきます
 
"packing nuts" – I learned a new term tonight, but what it has to do with the valve, I have no idea...
 
 
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Elon musk should have bought Nasa instead
 
Torque packing nuts🥺🥺
 
Estava indo tudo bem na preparação do SLS para o lançamento. E então não estava mais. Vazamento intermitente na válvula de reabastecimento do primeiro estágio. Nasa avalia envio de equipe ao pad para tentar resolver. Janela de lançamento se abre às 3h04. Estamos de olho. 👀
 
 
This rocket is leakier than me!!!
 
ohno she's pissing herself again
 
 
 
 
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John young would be proud.
 
 
I have been contemplating taking NyQuil to try to fight the virus that’s been attacking my body for the past few days but…RED CREW? What in the heck?
 
 
 
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explain this to me like I'm 5 please lol
 
 
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“So there I was, just me and my best pair of torque packing nuts…”
 
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Can it be successfully launched on time?
 
Wonder if we’ll have another scrub
 
Well, I will admit, torquing packing nuts was not on my 2022 bingo card.
 
 
 
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Just save a bunch of money and sub it out to SpaceX
 
These are words. That’s for sure.
 
Yeah cause sending in the Red Shirts has always worked out great.... oh, Red Crew? Well ok then... #Artemis #NASA
 
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No way they actually launch this shit tonight 🤦🏼‍♀️
 
Artemis and NASA find its future credibility hanging by its nuts.
 
 
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That was oddly specific. 😉
 
 
 
Don't panic Don't panic Don't panic
 
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Those are some pretty tuff Nuts if you have to torque packing nuts.
 
Just send Phil Swift out there he can stop any leak
 
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Must be one hell of a torque wrench!
 
 
 
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Woah. More leaks? Hope "red team" (people trained to go to the launch tower for minor repair work *while rocket is fueled*...) is OK and able to help the problem.
 
Deus adiuvet eos ut figere problema.
 
 
Big Apollo 11 vibes
 
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ha ha if the leak is still not arrested after all this time, this could be a tough one.
 
Such a shitty piece of tech
 
 
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Should we just rename ‘red crew’ to ‘red shirts’? Seems fitting.
 
I hope they can fix it. Flipping LH2. Such a small molecule. It is hard to contain.
 
Bro at this rate it’ll never launch
 
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Bunch of fudge packers, get your shit together!!!!
 
 
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That's not cool
 
 
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Maybe hydrogen is just too problematic to use as a rocket fuel ?
 
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Have the red shirts have considered using self sealing stem bolts?
 
 
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I'll go make some coffee.
 
 
 
 
here we go again
 
 
 
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Do what you do best and NASA that shit. You got this!
 
I have a feeling this rocket is not suppose to launch
 
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I sure hope it’s not like the other leaks that stopped the prior tries for launching.
 
 
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Not surprised when government contracts go to the lowest bidder. pic.twitter.com/6LkkaqxpFC
 
 
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