RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — All aboard!
Artemis I, the “first uncrewed flight test of the Space Launch System rocket and the Orion spacecraft,” will be flying to the moon, and you can have your name launched into space on a flash drive.
More than 3.2 million people have already signed up and claimed their boarding passes, according to NASA, which has targeted June 20 as the next testing time.
The flight is the first step toward returning to the moon and “landing the first woman and the first person of color” there, according to NASA.
And with Artemis I preparing for its test, crews are looking to the future and preparing for the next Artemis missions.
According to NASA, the spacecraft for Artemis II, which will be the first Artemis mission to have a crew, “was powered on for the first time by technicians in the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.”
NASA said the goals of the Artemis missions are to “establish the first long-term presence on the Moon” along with being a leap toward “sending the first astronauts to Mars.”
If you want to take part and fly your name to the Moon, click here.