June 16, 2024

This Week @NASA: Artemis Systems Are Ready To Fly Astronauts to the Moon

Illustrations of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft on the launch pad. NASA has actually demonstrated that its deep area rocket, spacecraft, and ground systems needed for launch and recovery have actually been effectively tested and are now prepared to transport astronauts on lunar missions, following the uncrewed Artemis I flight test. Credit: NASA
Artemis systems are all set to fly astronauts …
A hot fire test of an Artemis rocket engine …
And educating and motivating the Artemis generation …

A few of the stories to inform you about– This Week at NASA!

NASA has actually shown that its deep area ground, rocket, and spacecraft systems required for launch and healing have actually been effectively checked and are now prepared to carry astronauts on lunar objectives, following the uncrewed Artemis I flight test. 2nd Gentleman Douglas Emhoff along with NASA Ames Research Center Director Dr. Eugene Tu and NASA astronaut Dr. Yvonne Cagle joined kids for the hands-on activities and helped disperse STEM Artemis Learning Lunchboxes intended to inspire the Artemis generation to discover about NASAs Artemis Program, which will land the first female and individual of color on the Moon. Light blue represents X-ray polarization information from NASAs Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer. NASAs Hubble Space Telescope contributed the stars in the background. NASAs Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer, or IXPE recorded the light blue color in this brand-new image of a pulsar wind nebula in the constellation Vela.

Analysis of Data Confirms Successful Artemis I Moon Mission
After thoroughly examining information because last years effective uncrewed Artemis I flight test around the Moon and back, NASA has verified initial observations that the firms Space Launch System rocket, Orion spacecraft, and ground systems are ready to fly astronauts on objectives to the Moon. The company prepares to do simply that on Artemis II– by sending an astronaut crew around the Moon and back.
An installed field cam offers a close-up view as NASA carries out an RS-25 hot fire test on the Fred Haise Test Stand at NASAs Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi on March 8, 2023. Credit: NASA/Stennis
Test Series Continues for Redesigned Moon Rocket Engine
On March 8, engineers at NASAs Stennis Space Center conducted this years 3rd hot fire test in the present test series to certify the upgraded RS-25 rocket engines. Four of the engines will help power NASAs Space Launch System rocket on future Artemis objectives to the Moon.
Almost 100 East Bay kids and their families got to experience the excitement of “introducing a rocket” and “making clouds” at an exciting STEM event hosted in honor of Womens History Month at the East Oakland Youth Development Center in Oakland, California on March 3, 2023. Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff along with NASA Ames Research Center Director Dr. Eugene Tu and NASA astronaut Dr. Yvonne Cagle joined kids for the hands-on activities and assisted distribute STEM Artemis Learning Lunchboxes aimed to inspire the Artemis generation to find out about NASAs Artemis Program, which will land the first woman and person of color on the Moon. They were joined by representatives from the National Space Council and other Bay Area STEM organizations. Credit: NASA
Second Gentleman Joins Students for NASA Artemis Activities
2nd Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, NASA astronaut Yvonne Cagle, and NASA Ames center director Eugene Tu joined students and their households at an Oakland, California educational occasion, hosted in honor of Womens History Month. The event included hands-on STEM activities, and NASA products to motivate the students to find out about NASAs Artemis Program, which will land the very first female and person of color on the Moon.
This image shows the Vela pulsar wind nebula. Light blue represents X-ray polarization information from NASAs Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer. Pink and purple colors correspond to information from NASAs Chandra X-Ray observatory, which has actually observed Vela several times previously. NASAs Hubble Space Telescope contributed the stars in the background. Credit: X-ray: (IXPE) NASA/MSFC/Fei Xie & & (Chandra) NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical: NASA/STScI Hubble/Chandra processing by Judy Schmidt; Hubble/Chandra/IXPE processing & & compositing by NASA/CXC/SAO/ Kimberly Arcand & & Nancy Wolk
New IXPE Image of Vela Pulsar Wind Nebula
NASAs Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer, or IXPE captured the light blue color in this new image of a pulsar wind nebula in the constellation Vela. The light blue represents the first-ever X-ray polarization data for Vela. The pulsar itself is near the center of the image. Measuring polarization might enhance our understanding of how cosmic items like pulsars speed up particles to high speeds.
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