Help NASA name the mannequin heading for the moon
“Inviting the public to participate in naming contests and other challenges is important in getting people to travel and inspire the next generation of explorers,” NASA spokeswoman Kathryn Hambleton said via email. “We look forward to the final name chosen for the moonikin and encourage people to follow us as we work towards a lasting presence on and around the Moon and prepare for the first mission to Mars.”
Why does a mannequin go to space
Engineers will compare Artemis I flight data with previous ground tests conducted with the same dummy and human subjects, NASA said, to prepare for Artemis II.
“It is essential for us to obtain data from the Artemis I dummy to ensure that any newly designed systems, coupled with an energy damping system on which the seats are mounted, integrate together and provide the protection that crew members will need for our first crewed mission on Artemis II, ”said Jason Hutt, Orion’s crew systems integration manager at NASA, in a statement.
An emergency for which the dummy has been tested is whether Astronauts could safely escape from their seats if they were stuck upside down in the water after landing, Hutt said. “The dummy was subjected to a series of falls as engineers confidently understood how the crew could safely exit Orion after spending a few weeks in deep space.”
The agency also uses anthropometric test devices, or “crash test dummies,” in assessments that file an Orion demo of an aircraft to ensure that the seat and the Artemis II suit can mitigate the risk of injury to the aircraft. head and neck during ascent and landing, accelerations.
NASA has a history of crowdsourcing names for its ghosts and space devices.
CNN’s Ashley Strickland and Alicia Lee contributed to this story.