Liftoff! The launch of the massive Moon rocket by NASA marks the beginning of a new age of exploration.

Liftoff! Launch of the massive Moon rocket by NASA marks the beginning of a new age of exploration.
Liftoff! Launch of the massive Moon rocket by NASA marks the beginning of a new age of exploration.
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KARACHI: Sazgar Engineering Works Ltd (SEWL) has successfully built Pakistan’s first hybrid electric car (HEV).

The business announced the vehicle’s introduction under the name “Haval” on November 17 in Lahore in a filing to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Wednesday. It is a partnership between SEWL and Great Wall Motor of China.

According to sources, the cost of the Haval HEV H6 car is anticipated to be approximately Rs9.9 million for the filers.

Since the corporation would choose the manufacturing volume based on market demand, it is unclear how many HEV automobiles will be released each month.

Three to four months after placing their order, customers will receive their HEV automobiles.

The first rollout of vehicles was anticipated for August, according to a stock filing from SEWL in August of this year, which stated that the trial operation of the Haval vehicles had been completed successfully and well ahead of schedule.

NASA said the spacecraft was on its way to the Moon around two hours after liftoff and subsequently shared the first pictures of Earth slipping behind the object.

Bill Nelson, the administrator of NASA, said at a press conference following the launch, “Now we are going back to the Moon, not simply for the sake of traveling to the Moon, but to learn how to survive on the Moon in order to prepare to send humans all the way to Mars.”

Nelson, who said he witnessed the launch from the roof of the rocket assembly building with a bunch of astronauts, continued, “This is the next beginning, this is the Artemis generation.”

During the Apollo period, which lasted from 1969 to 1972, America last deployed astronauts to the Moon. This time, it aims to create a long-lasting presence, which may include a lunar space station, to help get ready for a potential journey to Mars in the 2030s.

There were anxious moments as crews struggled to fix technical problems that cut into the two-hour launch window, which started at 1:04 am.

Tuesday night, a valve leak led engineers to temporarily halt the flow of liquid hydrogen into the core stage, but after about an hour, a team deployed to the launch pad tightened several loose bolts to fix the problem.

Later, the space agency reported that a radar site monitoring the rocket’s flight path was having issues because of a faulty ethernet.

After two prior launch attempts were scrubbed due to technical difficulties, it was NASA’s third time lucky. Weather problems like Hurricane Ian, which pounded Florida in late September, also contributed to the launch’s delay.

To watch the historic occurrence, an estimated 100,000 people gathered along the coast.

Todd Garland traveled from Frankfurt, Kentucky, to watch from Cocoa Beach.

The 55-year-old, who was sporting an Artemis T-shirt, sobbingly told AFP: “This has been an event I’ve looked forward to my entire life.

“My mother woke me up when I was two years old to witness the Moon landing, and ever since then, I’ve wanted to see a launch, and now I have,” the author says.

The launch was “part of America and what America is all about,” noted Kerry Warner, a 59-year-old grandmother and semi-retired educator who resides in Florida.

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