In 3, 2, 1… NASA will return to the Moon

In 3, 2, 1… NASA will return to the Moon
In 3, 2, 1… NASA will return to the Moon

Listed as a space milestone, the mission Artemis Iunmanned, of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (POT) will venture on an exciting journey to the Moonthis afternoon from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral Florida.

53 years have passed since humanity stepped on the white satellite, as it was in 1969 when Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin went down in history and paved the way for the next Apollo missions.

“This is one small step for one man, one giant leap for humanity,” Armstrong, who was the first to descend from the Eagle spacecraft at the time, would have said.

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Now NASA intends to lay the foundations to colonize the Moon and explore the deep universe, in addition to reaching Mars.

The flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the Orion integrated spacecraft, which contain one of the most powerful engines in the world, will take place at 1:14 p.m. in Mexico City and the transmission can be followed on the channel of the agency’s YouTube, both in English and Spanish.

Since it is an unmanned mission, its main objective is to perform enough tests to monitor what astronauts will experience on future flights, and it is also expected that the first woman and the first man of color will step on the lunar surface.

Artemis I also seeks to calibrate the capabilities of the Orion ship, which can fit up to four crew members, and with water and oxygen reserves that would allow it about 20 days of independent travel.

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This is NASA’s second attempt since it was originally scheduled for August 29 and a few minutes before it became a reality, they canceled the takeoff due to a technical failure in the vehicle’s engines.

The agency said in a statement that the teams worked to adjust the procedures and cool the ship’s engines, in addition to the so-called start-up purge test: “Between 30 and 45 minutes earlier in the countdown during the filling phase rapid liquid hydrogen for the central stage. This will give additional time to cool the engines to temperatures suitable for launch.”

Meteorologists have also predicted 60% favorable weather conditions throughout this September 3, in case of failure, activities will resume on Monday 5.

The event is considered historic because only 12 people have reached that part of space between the 60s and 70s, so the new astronauts will use the Moon as a laboratory and carry out scientific research on regolith, fine dust from the ground, and the water that is present in the form of ice.

Secure your spot for the virtual event

Although the launch can be seen on various platforms such as Twitter and YouTube, NASA also scheduled a unique experience for those science fans.

In the following link you can “buy” your place at the event as if it were a concert of your favorite band. To register you will need to put your name and email, as well as any questions or comments you want to send to the experts.

After confirming your order you will receive in your mail the information to join.

Link here:

With information from NASA and agencies.

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