Up to 400,000 onlookers are expected to flock to the Florida coast today in hopes of seeing NASA’s rocket launch to the moon. This will be the second attempt of the Space Launch System (SLS), after the first on Monday failed due to a technical problem with one of the engines.
Up to 400,000 onlookers are expected to flock to the Florida coast today in the hope of catching a glimpse of the launch of a NASA rocket to the moon. If the unmanned Space Launch System (SLS) rocket lifts off successfully, it will be not only inspiring but also a historic event for NASA, as it will mark the first of the Artemis missions planned to return to the Moon.
The Kennedy Space Center will be closed to the public, but spectators on local beaches will be able to see the most powerful vehicle NASA has ever launched take to the skies. Up to 400,000 spectators are expected to flock to the beach today of Florida in hopes of seeing NASA’s rocket launch to the moon. This will be the second attempt of the Space Launch System (SLS), after the first on Monday failed due to a technical problem with one of the engines.
If the unmanned Artemis mission is successful, it will be a historic event for NASA, as it will mark the first of the missions planned to return humanity to the Moon.
The Artemis mission to return humanity to the moon was aborted after NASA’s team failed to fix a prob…
The Kennedy Space Center will be closed to the public, but spectators on local beaches will be able to see the mighty complex. It is also composed of the Orion spacecraft.
In the course of Artemis, it is planned to first land two astronauts on the surface of the Moon in the region of its South Pole, then to assemble the manned station Lunar Gateway in lunar orbit, and then to build a permanent research base. In addition to the extensive research program, this base will be used to mine and process lunar minerals. To this end, NASA has been collecting signatures from other national space agencies for the second year under the Artemis Accords agreement, which defines the procedure for working not only on the Moon, but also on Mars. Naturally, after all this, a manned flight to the Red Planet is planned.
Within the framework of “Artemis”, the cooperation of the American state with private companies in the field of scientific research, technical development and the space flights themselves is expanding. In addition to NASA and American private parties, the European Space Agency, as well as the space agencies and companies of Luxembourg, Japan, Canada, Italy, Australia, Great Britain, UAE, Ukraine, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea and New Zealand, are participating here. “Roscosmos” is not on this list – last year Russia was excluded from the project after its numerous claims about the “too insignificant” role of the Russians.
There will be no humans on board the spacecraft on the first flight, only mannequins. They will become an experiment to test the effects of cosmic radiation on humans with a special emphasis on studying the effect of radiation on the female organism. The mannequins will be placed in the seats of the Orion spacecraft with dosimeters in their artificial organs. In this case, one of the mannequins will be wearing a special Astrorad safety vest. A company will make them two weightlessness indicators: Sean the lamb will fly from ESA, and Snoopy the dog from NASA.
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The mission, more than a decade in the making, has so far cost more than $20 billion.
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