NASA plans a November 2024 launch three months after its new moonship returned to Earth.
However, engineers are discovering crucial hardware issues in terabytes of data from that first flight.
Orion's heat shield and the Space Launch System rocket's mobile launcher were badly damaged.
Jim Free, NASA's assistant administrator of exploration systems development, says this mission beats.
We must comprehend the risks we're taking and the vehicle's performance moving forward.
NASA launched its first deep space capsule journey in 50 years, Artemis I, on Nov. 16, 2022.
Orion tested various orbits for 25.5 days, including a 40,000-mile swing past the moon.
On Dec. 11, 2022, NASA's spacecraft landed in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico's Baja California after 1.4 million miles.
The uncrewed test flight prepares Orion for up to four humans on Artemis II.