Bon (OTS) – Phoenix Live: Artemis 1 Launched to the Moon
Monday, August 29, 2022 at 12:00 PM
50 years after humans landed on the Moon, NASA’s Artemis program is scheduled to launch a nearly 100-meter-high SLS (Space Launch System) rocket to the Moon and the Orion space capsule into orbit on Monday, August 29. There the space capsule is to conduct critical tests for the planned manned flights. The mission is called Artemis-1 and aims to begin the journey to the Moon. The spacecraft will launch unmanned from Cape Canaveral and remain in space for several weeks before re-entering Earth’s atmosphere and landing in the Pacific. If the mission is completed successfully, the first manned test will take place, this time under the name Artemis-2. In 2024, the Artemis-3 mission should land humans on the Moon again for the first time. However, it is still unclear whether the schedule can be met.
In terms of thrust, the SLS is the most powerful rocket ever built by mankind. However, it is facing competition from Elon Musk’s space company “SpaceX”. It developed its huge rocket in a very short time. However, there is still a long time before the first flight.
The phoenix comes with a beginning, which is described as historical. Stephen Cooley will lead the show from the studio in Bonn, while Michael Krone will report live from the Kennedy NASA Space Center as a reporter on site. Guests in the studio were ESA Astronaut Matthias Maurer and ESA Director Dr. Jürgen Schultz, DLR Space Manager Volker Schmid and ESA astronaut Reinhold Ewald join by phone and Skype. The launch of the rocket is scheduled at 2:33 pm.
Phoenix reporter Michael Kroons will cover the launch of the project and Artemis 1 mission with his guests: Prof. Josef Aschbacher, ESA Director General; Walther Pelzer, Head of DLR Space Administration, DLR Executive Board; Alexander Gerst, ESA astronaut; Andreas Matfeld CDU, MDB, Budget Committee; Prof. Dr. Anke Kesar-Paijalla, CEO of DLR; Anna Christmann, Federal Government Coordinator for Greens, German Aerospace; Stan Love, NASA astronaut; Mark Steckling, Airbus Head of Space Exploration, and Ralph Zimmerman, Program Manager, Orion Service Module discuss.
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