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The missile is called Artemis It is already installed on a massive “crawler” vehicle at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Yesterday, March 17, at 5:47 p.m. local time, it left the assembly building mounted on the carriage and was taken to the launch pad as the first part of the Dress rehearsal before its actual release In the summer of this year.
The transport of the huge rocket lasted about twelve hours and for the first time we were able to see it outside the hangar in which it was built. Considered The most powerful missile in the worldAnd the Artemis paired Orion The capsule in which the astronauts will travel. Together, both devices are 101.2 meters tall and weigh more than 2.5 million kilograms. next one April 3 The second part of the test will be carried out, which consists of filling the fuel tanks with 2.7 million liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen and conducting a countdown that will stop seconds before the launch of the rocket engines.
the mission Artemis I This year an unmanned flight is scheduled to ensure the proper functioning of the equipment. Artemis II It is scheduled for May 2024 and consists of a manned flight orbiting the Earth’s natural satellite. It is estimated that it will be sometime in 2025 when it will be Artemis III Bringing humans back to the moon.
About ARTEMIS and space missions
In Greek mythology, Artemis is the goddess of hunting, the moon and nature. Daughter of Zeus and Leto, she is the sister of Apollo and is one of the twelve gods who inhabit Olympus. Portrayed as a hunter with a bow and arrows, NASA chose her name for her next (and ambitious) space missions in which one of her goals was to take the first woman and first person of color to the moon to continue its exploration. Surface appearance. Artemis is an international program led by NASA, but in which, in addition to the United States, space agencies from Japan, Canada, Brazil, Australia and Mexico participate.
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