He arrived there the confirmation belonging NASA: August 29 back to the moon. Next Monday first mission of Artemis (or Artemis 1), whose main goal is to return a man to the moon, almost half a century before the Apollo missions. The decision was made by Artemis 1 managers after Flight readiness check (or press conference at NASA), which took place late yesterday evening, August 22.
So, on August 29 from 14:33 (Italian time) one 2 hour window during which the rocket Space launch system (Sls) and Orion spacecraft will be launched from Launch Pad 38B at Kennedy Space Center (Florida) to lunar orbit at a distance greater than that reached by the Apollo vehicles. This is about test mission and will last about 40 days: the return is scheduled for October 10th. The mission does not include landing on the moon, but onlyorbit around the earth’s satellite. Only with Artemis 3, which is expected in the next few years, will humans set foot on the moon again.
Artemis 1 will be alone unmanned missionbut the Orion spacecraft will not be “uninhabited”: NASA scientists, in fact, installed a capsule on board two mannequins “Ghosts” understand mission safety for astronauts. two passengers Helga and Zohar and these are women made from materials that realistically mimic the density of tissues and organs present in the human body. They were designed by an international research team of scientists from the Israeli Space Agency (ISA) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), who covered them with special sensors to map radiation exposure levels for the whole body.
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