Several out there may have thought what it would be like to go to the Moon. However, if given an opportunity, have you ever given it a thought about what you would take with yourself?
That is what NASA has now asked netizens.
NASA wants to know what you would carry with yourself for a trip to the Moon While advancing its Artemis program. This program takes account of sending the first woman and next man to the lunar surface in 2024. The agency hit out a new social media campaign this week asking partakers to share what would be in their lunar suitcases using #NASAMoonKit.
While speaking on the new social campaign, Bettina Inclán, NASA’s associate administrator for communications at the agency’s Headquarters in Washington shared, “We’re excited to see what you would pack for the ultimate adventure – a trip to the Moon. At a time when many of us are working, teaching, or learning from home, this is a unique way to learn more about the Artemis program and join NASA as we prepare for humanity’s next steps on the lunar surface.”
Moreover, NASA lately published a written plan detailing its Artemis program, including the newest Phase 1 plan to land astronauts on the Moon again within four years. The plan conveys the agency’s idea for surface sustainability released earlier this year, which demands an incremental buildup of infrastructure on the surface. Eventually, NASA will use what it learns on and around the Moon to formulate for humanity’s next giant leap, which is sending the first space pilot to Mars as early as the 2030s.
In order To take this experiment to the next level, the agency also has an Expert Mode where the astronauts must follow the strict guidelines while packing their ‘personal preference kits’. For each astronaut, only a 5-by-8-by-2-inch (12.7-by-20.3-by-5.1-cm) volume of space is allowed to carry personal items. That is pointedly smaller than a standard airplane carry-on bag, which measures 9 inches by 14 inches by 22 inches.
The main motive of the social media movement will lead to the agency’s Green Run rocket test scheduled for November. With the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket’s core stage fixed in a test stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, NASA will fire up its four engines for up to eight minutes. That test, recognized as a hot fire will be the first time functioning in a critical series of Green Run tests before the rocket, which is accumulated, for flight at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The next year, the core stage will fire up again for the Artemis I launch.
Thus, if you want to participate in the NASA program, share your kit, upload a photo or video to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, and include #NASAMoonKit in the posts.
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