This Artemis I NASA’s recent moon landing mission takes a big step show off Its powerful, partially assembled SLS rocket (pictured below). Now, the space agency is seeking help to name its first (non-human) passenger, or “moonikin” that will fly in the Orion capsule. The dummy will fly in the first mission to help collect data on how the trip to the moon may affect the human body.
NASA’s “Naming Artemis Munigin Challenge” will allow the public to choose from eight pre-selected names instead of pretending to be “Ship type McBoatface“Type case. These names are: Ace, Wargo, Delos, Duhart, Campos, Shackleton, Montgomery, and Rigel. Each name has important meaning-for example, Montgomery is a tribute to Julius Montgomery. “The first place is in Canaveral. The African-American Force Station hired by Lars Point Airlines works as a technologist.” NASA saysAt the same time, Duhart was referring to Dr. Irene Huart Long, the former chief medical officer.
Starting today, NASA will post polls on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for knockout-type challenges. The final vote will be held on June 28, and the official name of the moon model will be announced on June 29.
The moon model itself (usually called the mannequin) “will be equipped with two radiation sensors and sensors in the seat-one under the headrest and the other behind the seat-to record the entire mission as Orion flies around the moon Acceleration and vibration when returning. Earth,” NASA said. It will be accompanied by “phantoms” made of materials designed to mimic the bones, tissues and organs of adult women. Those already have names: Zorga and Helga.
NASA recently planned to perform the unmanned Artemis I mission in November 2021, although such a timetable tends to be delayed. The ultimate goal is to make the first manned landing in 2024, including the mission to land the first woman and a person of color on the moon in the future.
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