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The Artemis Mission

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Are we going back? It looks like it. Machinery is being put together, people are being trained. Let's just stay on track this time...please.

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/artemis
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Friday at 8:40am CDT, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine (at the International Astronautical Congress) will give an update on the status of the Artemis plans. This update will be broadcast live on NASA-TV.

22 October Press Release:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa ... rn-to-moon

Artemis:
https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis/

NASA at IAC2019:
https://www.nasa.gov/agency/iac/2019
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The Artemis Mission relies on the amazing and imaginative decision to place an outpost between the Earth and the Moon--called Gateway. It will act as a "studio apartment" stopover for astronauts to take brief trips (in reusable craft) down to the lunar surface. However, the Gateway will be much more isolated from the Earth's surface than the ISS. What about water?

A mechanical engineering professor at LSU, Manas Gartia, is working with his colleagues on the possibility of using space radiation to keep water potable and usable even after remaining stagnant for long periods of time. Dr. Gartia will present these ideas at the next public meeting of the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society, which takes place at HRPO on Monday 9 March, 7pm to 9pm. The general adult public is invited.

More information:
https://www.lsu.edu/eng/news/2019/09/ga ... nspace.php
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There's no denying that the virus outbreak may alter the timeline of our return to the Moon, but we are going back! "Preparing America for Deep Space" is a program that won't let us forget that.

Here are the play times on NASA-TV...
Episode 1 = Friday 27 March at 12:30am, 5am, 11am, 4:30pm, 10:30pm
Episode 1 = Sunday 29 March at 6:30am, 11am, 10pm
Episode 2 = Saturday 28 March at 8:30am
Episode 3 = Friday 27 March at 3am, 7:30am, 2:30pm
Episode 3 = Sunday 29 March at 9am
All times are Central Daylight.
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Tomorrow at noon Central Daylight, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will announce the recipients of the awards for the new commercial lunar landers. These landers should bring the next man and the first woman to the Moon by 2024. This announcement will be broadcast live on NASA-TV...
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa ... n-missions
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Tomorrow at 9:30am CDT, NASA-TV will broadcast the launch of Blue Origin's New Shepherd spacecraft. This technology will assist the space agency in proving new plans to go to our Moon's Shackleton Crater.

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https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/space ... nding_Tech
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The Artemis I test will occur no earlier than August. This map shows what we can expect during the test's maximum of forty-two days...
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/file ... _28_22.jpg

The mission was known previously as Exploration Mission 1. Here is the patch artwork...
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/artemis-i-identifier
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A mission status briefing on Artemis I will be on the NASA Live feed at 2pm CST. (Standard time. Isn't that a beautiful thing?)

Kennedy Space Center was in a Hurricane Condition III status a few days ago due to Nicole. The SLS rocket can withstand winds of about 135 kilometers per hour at about thirty meters above the ground.

More information:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/artemis/2022/11/ ... ts-launch/
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Re: The Artemis Mission

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We're on our way!! Artemis I left Earth yesterday morning at 12:47am CST. it will take about twenty-six days to go around the back of the Moon and return to us.

Here are the upcoming broadcast on NASA-TV:
Friday 18 November, 12pm CST = "All-Access Episode One"
Friday 18 November, 4pm CST = Status Briefing (on Orion entering Moon's sphere of influence)
Monday 21 November, 7:15am CST = live coverage of outbound powered flyby of the Moon

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/lift ... on-to-moon
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