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19:26  24 october  2019
19:26  24 october  2019 Source:   cnet.com

NASA’s new launch pad can shoot out 1,000,000 gallons of water a minute

NASA’s new launch pad can shoot out 1,000,000 gallons of water a minute Whenever there's a high-profile NASA mission on the horizon you can expect to hear about the various tests leading up to an eventual launch. Firing huge rocket engines is cool, and testing new instruments on a rover is pretty exciting, too, but spewing a bunch of water across a launch pad? Well, It’s a little less glamorous, but still needs to be done. The mobile launch pad for the upcoming Artemis I mission, called Pad 39B, will be the last piece of solid ground that astronauts will stand on before embarking on a mission to the lunar surface.

The Artemis program is an ongoing crewed spaceflight program carried out by NASA , U.S. commercial spaceflight companies, and international partners such as ESA

As a result of Artemis , NASA will be able to establish a sustainable human presence on the Moon NASA ’s Space Launch System, or SLS, is a powerful , advanced rocket for a new era of human NASA will launch a small cabin on a private rocket to dock with the power and propulsion element.

NASA created this new Woman on the Moon logo for the Artemis program. NASA © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. NASA created this new Woman on the Moon logo for the Artemis program. NASA

NASA is leaning hard into the Artemis name for its program to return astronauts to the moon.

The space agency unveiled a new "Woman on the Moon" logo this week that combines a stylized portrait of the Greek goddess Artemis (twin sister of Apollo) set into a circle with flourishes that look like a rocket trajectory to a crescent moon.

The agency released a set of desktop and mobile backgrounds featuring the logo. "Her features are abstract enough that any woman can see themselves in her," NASA said. 

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Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon . With the announcement of the long awaited Artemis mission, NASA plans to send the first

In a surprise announcement, NASA revealed a new name for its moon program: Artemis . She is a Greek goddess of the moon and twin sister of Apollo.

NASA chief administrator Jim Bridenstine revealed the logo at a Space & STEM event on Wednesday. Bridenstine, who was born in 1975 in the post-Apollo era, said the logo represents a new generation.

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"We cannot allow another generation to go by where we're not living and working on another world," he said.

NASA created this new Woman on the Moon logo for the Artemis program. © CNET

NASA created this new Woman on the Moon logo for the Artemis program.

The new artwork has its roots in the original Apollo program logo, which included a stylized moon with the face of the god Apollo on it.

NASA has set itself a challenging goal of reaching the moon in 2024 in the hopes of putting the first woman and the next man on the lunar surface for the first time since the Apollo missions of the '60s and '70s.

We don't yet know which NASA astronauts will get the nod for the mission, but current International Space Station residents Christina Koch and Jessica Meir would love to get the job. The astro-friends became the first team of female astronauts to go on a spacewalk together on Oct. 18.

NASA hasn't ruled out the possibility of sending two women to the lunar surface. That would make this new logo even more fitting.

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