NASA prepares to launch an unmanned mega-space rocket around the Moon


23 oct 2021 18:44 GMT

It will be the prelude to future manned flights to our natural satellite.

The NASA communicated that the spaceship Orion it was successfully stacked atop the Space Launch System (SPS) rocket at Kennedy Space Center on October 21 before midnight.

The US space agency confirmed that Orion is secured on the SPS and the integrated system is about to enter the final phase of preparations to conduct an unmanned flight test around the Moon. I know waiting that, after a series of integrated tests, its take-off takes place in February 2022.

“With the completion of the stacking and integration of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket and the Orion spacecraft, we are moving ever closer to embarking on a new era of human exploration of deep space,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.

Prelude to future flights to the Moon and beyond

This test launch will be carried out within the framework of the space flight program Artemis I, which, according to NASA, will be able to clear the way for a future manned flight test before more complex missions with astronauts begin on and around the Moon. It also aims for the first woman and the first person of color to set foot on the Moon and to pave the way for a long-term lunar presence and an opening to the possibility of flying to Mars.

“The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I will provide a foundation for human exploration of deep space and demonstrate our commitment and ability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond before the first crewed flight on Artemis. II “, assured the space agency in a statement.

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