NASA allows anyone to send their name around the moon for free
If you’re looking forward to space travel, NASA is offering the public the opportunity to submit their names on their next mission as they prepare to return humans to the moon.
Later this year, NASA will launch its Artemis I mission from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, as part of the agency’s commitment to “build a long-term human presence on the Moon for decades to come.” to come”.
To commemorate the mission, NASA will allow anyone, free of charge, to put their name on a USB stick that will be on the Orion capsule.
“We are preparing for Artemis I – and we want to take you with us,” NASA said in a tweet.
Registration is simple. First, visit the Artemis I website here.
After clicking the “Get Boarding Pass” button, it will ask users to fill in their first and last name and a 4-7 digit PIN. After submission, NASA will send a QR code to allow those who register to join future NASA launches virtually. To access their “boarding pass”, users must remember their PIN.
There is no set date for the launch, as NASA delayed the launch date due to the need for security checks. The agency hopes to launch the spacecraft in May 2022.
The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will arise as the Orion spacecraft will be launched “on the most powerful rocket in the world” and fly further “than any spacecraft built for humans has ever flown,” the company said. Nasa. Orion will fly about 62 miles above the moon’s surface for about six days as the spacecraft will spend about a month in space.
The purpose of the mission is to give astronomers a basis on how their spacecraft, which is built for humans, will perform during deep space exploration.
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“This is a mission that will truly do what has not been done and learn what is not known,” Artemis I mission manager Mike Sarafin said in a statement. “It will open a path for people to follow on the next Orion flight, pushing the envelope to prepare for this mission.”
After Artemis I, NASA plans to launch Artemis II in May 2024, with the goal of taking astronauts on a flight around the moon. In 2025, NASA plans to launch Artemis III to send astronauts to the moon, including the first woman and the first person of color on the moon.
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