NASA confirmed that it would have to delay the launch of the Space Launch System rocket to 2019. The space agency has delayed the launch of the SLS rocket because of technical issues. - From Tech Times
On Thursday, April 27, a NASA official confirmed in a letter that the rumors of the delay were true and that the SLS rocket would miss its 2018 launch date.
The GAO's audit also revealed that apart from the unavailability of money and time, NASA is also facing a string of technical problems which is causing the agency further issues in maintaining the initial launch timeframe.
The GAO asked the agency to draft a report to Congress, letting them know whether NASA would be able to launch the SLS rocket on time.
On Thursday, the associate administrator for human exploration at NASA, Bill Gerstenmaier, confirmed what many had already predicted — the SLS rocket launch would be delayed to 2019.
The first journey of the rocket is supposed to be unmanned, but some rumors indicate that the agency is also trying to send humans to space.