NASA offers the public to go around the moon by writing passengers’ names on a hard drive placed in orbit

The US space agency is giving everyone the chance to put their name on a hard drive that will revolve around our natural satellite during the first part of the Artemis mission, which will eventually send men and women to the moon.

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Propel your name more than 384,000 km above our heads for a flight past the moon. This is what NASA is offering to the public. The Artemis mission, led by the US space agency, plans to send women and men into orbit around the moon and on the surface. The first part of this mission is set to launch in June despite a further postponement of the general launch rehearsal announced on Wednesday, April 6.

For this first part, called Artemis I, the flight will be uninhabited. But NASA is giving anyone the opportunity to write their name on a hard drive that will be aboard the Orion capsule that will be propelled to the moon, where it will be placed in orbit before returning to Earth. soil. All you have to do is go to Artemis mission website (in English), to refer to their first name, last name and then a 4 to 7 digit code. Once the process is complete, a token boarding pass will be generated. In particular, it mentions the identity entered, “Artemis I”, the launch site (the Kennedy Space Center in Florida), the destination (lunar orbit), the machine used for takeoff (NASA’s new giant rocket, nicknamed SLS) and the capsule (Orion).

The Artemis I mission must be followed by the Artemis II and Artemis III missions. The second part includes a manned test flight without landing on the moon. During the third part, which by the most optimistic estimates should not take place before 2025, the first woman and first person of color should set foot on lunar soil, at the south pole of our satellite. The last time a human walked on the surface of the moon was in 1972, during the Apollo 17 mission.