The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has invited the public to submit their names to its database that will depart for the moon starting in May, POT announced in his blog post.
Artemis I will be the first uncrewed spaceflight test of the Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft. The powerful rocket will make a trip around the moon and may create a path for the first lunar trip with a woman and a person of color by 2025.
Once you submit your name, NASA will also create a virtual boarding pass for you. The pen drive of all names will orbit the moon for more than three weeks.
On March 17, NASA will conduct a wet dress rehearsal, launching the spacecraft and rocket combination to the launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The trial data will decide the actual launch date after judging equipment and procedures.
“All eyes will be on historic Launch Complex 39B as Orion and the Space Launch System (SLS) lift off for the first time from NASA’s modernized Kennedy Space Center in Florida,” the space agency said.
NASA has long-term goals where it plans to send Artemis II by 2024 if Artemis I proves to be successful. Artemis II is expected to have a team of astronauts in orbit around the moon. Artemis III is planned to be executed as well with the success of Artemis II.
If all goes well, by 2027, humans could land on the moon’s surface for the first time since 1972.