Artemis I Rocket moon launch delayed by Hurricane Ian - NASA

The hurricane that delayed the moon launch also left Cuba entirely without power and caused millions of people in Florida to evacuate.

 NASA's next-generation moon rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS) with the Orion crew capsule perched on top, stands on launch complex 39B as rain clouds move into the area before its rescheduled debut test launch for the Artemis 1 mission at Cape Canaveral, Florida, US September 2, 2022.  (photo credit: REUTERS/JOE SKIPPER)
NASA's next-generation moon rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS) with the Orion crew capsule perched on top, stands on launch complex 39B as rain clouds move into the area before its rescheduled debut test launch for the Artemis 1 mission at Cape Canaveral, Florida, US September 2, 2022.
(photo credit: REUTERS/JOE SKIPPER)

The Artemis I Rocket and Spacecraft was rolled back to the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the NASA space agency said in a statement on Tuesday.

The decision was made based on the trajectory of Hurricane Ian, the space agency stated.

The hurricane that delayed the moon launch also left Cuba entirely without power and caused millions of people in Florida to evacuate.

What's next for the Artemis I Rocket?

Inspections of the rocket will be conducted by teams to determine a course of action for the next launch attempt, NASA said. 

As part of the inspections, the rocket's core stage flight termination system batteries will be replaced and its system will be retested to make sure that the flight can be terminated in case of emergency.

 Mankin torsos Zohar and Helga will take part in testing Israel's StemRad vests on NASA's Artemis I Mission (Illustrative). (credit: Jordon Huri/StemRad/NASA) Mankin torsos Zohar and Helga will take part in testing Israel's StemRad vests on NASA's Artemis I Mission (Illustrative). (credit: Jordon Huri/StemRad/NASA)

A report in early September stated that a fuel leak could have delayed Artemis's first launch until October.

Reuters contributed to this report.