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Lunar Flight

Users of this ability can fly, glide and/or levitate through manipulation of lunar energy/substances. They can fly at numerous amounts of speeds, levitate, or propel themselves without taking flight, including enhanced jumping by a short boost of flight.

Lunar Flight

The 9-t0n, 16.5-foot-wide (5-meter) spacecraft journeyed from U.S. Naval Base San Diego to Kennedy Space Center by road inside a climate-controlled transport container. NASA said the Orion crew module arrived at Kennedy on Dec. 30. Ground teams moved the spacecraft inside the Multi-Payload Processing Facility for post-flight servicing.

Managers also want ample time to incorporate lessons learned from Artemis 1 into Artemis 2. The Artemis 1 mission was nearly flawless, with only a handful of relatively minor issues during the nearly month-long test flight. Ground teams at Kennedy are also optimistic they can accomplish work on the Artemis 2 spacecraft faster than they did on Artemis 1.

Artemis 1 flew with a flight battery and two flight harnesses harvested from the Orion spacecraft from the 2014 test flight in Earth orbit. Ladwig said Lockheed Martin plans to ramp up the reuse effort to include some 600 components from Artemis 2 through Artemis 5, and by Artemis 6, engineers intend to reuse about 5,000 Orion components between missions.

Kealakehe High School in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island, and `Iolani School in Honolulu on Oahu, have been selected to participate in the unprecedented student project to develop, build, test, and fly a real-life lunar experiment to the surface of the Moon!

"This is now the Artemis generation," Bill Nelson, NASA's administrator, said at a press briefing on August 3. "We were in the Apollo generation, but this is a new generation, this is a new type of astronaut. And to all of us that gaze up at the moon, dreaming of the day humankind returns to the lunar surface, folks, we're here. We are going back and that journey, our journey, begins with Artemis I."

If the spaceship successfully completes its mission, the next flight, called Artemis II, will send four astronauts on the same lunar roundabout. Then Artemis III would carry astronauts to lunar orbit and dock to a SpaceX Starship, which would land them on the moon's surface.

Small spacecraft will play a big role in lunar exploration, including a Moon-bound CubeSat launching later this year.The Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment, or CAPSTONE, mission team is making the final preparations for the spacecraft that will make CubeSat history over a series of technological and operational firsts for the small platform.

The dearMoon project is a lunar tourism mission and art project conceived and financed by Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. It will make use of a SpaceX Starship spacecraft on a private spaceflight flying a single circumlunar trajectory around the Moon. The passengers will be Maezawa and eight other civilians, and there may be one or two crew members. The project was unveiled in September 2018 and was scheduled to launch in 2023. The project objective is to have eight passengers travel with Maezawa for free around the Moon on a six-day tour. Maezawa expects that the experience of space tourism will inspire the accompanying passengers in the creation of something new. The art would be exhibited some time after returning to Earth to help promote peace around the world.

Maezawa had previously contracted in 2017 with SpaceX for a lunar flyby in a much smaller Dragon 2 spacecraft launched by a Falcon Heavy launch vehicle, which would have carried only two passengers. According to a SpaceX announcement in early 2018, the Falcon Heavy plan was shelved in light of the development of Starship.[3]

At the time of the 2017 announcement, the Crew Dragon 2 capsule was still under development and the Falcon Heavy had yet to fly. Industry analysts noted that the schedule proposed by SpaceX might be too ambitious, as the capsule was expected to need modifications to handle differences in flight profile between the proposed lunar flight and its main use for crew transfer to space stations orbiting Earth.[7]

In February 2018, SpaceX announced it no longer had plans to certify the Falcon Heavy for human spaceflight and that lunar missions would be flown on Starship (then called BFR).[3][8] Then, on September 14, 2018, SpaceX announced that the previously contracted passenger would be launched aboard Starship to flyby the Moon in 2023.[9][10] Starship will have a pressurized volume of 1,000 m3 (35,000 cu ft), large common areas, central storage, a galley, and a solar storm shelter.[11]

The project was announced in 2018 with the original intent to bring a crew of artists to the Moon. In this latest release, Maezawa calls for applicants to make up a crew of eight individuals from around the world for the week-long lunar trip.

The dearMoon project passengers will be Yusaku Maezawa and eight accomplished artists that Maezawa has invited to travel with him for free.[18][4] Maezawa expects this flight to inspire the artists in their creation of new art, which will be presented some time after their return to Earth. He hopes this project will help promote peace around the world.[1][19][4]

Initially proposed to launch in 2023, the circumlunar mission is expected to take 6 days to complete.[1] In 1970, Apollo 13 followed a similar trajectory around the Moon. During the 2020s NASA's Artemis 2 is expected to launch on similar trajectories, while Artemis 1 entered a distant retrograde orbit around the Moon for 6 days.[20] The circumlunar Artemis 2 mission is planned to be crewed and to be launched in 2024.[21]

The mission team of the Cislunar Autonomous Technological Navigation and Navigation System, or CAPSTONE, the mission team is making final preparations for the spacecraft, which will go down in CubeSat history in a series of events and is the first in this technology.

CAPSTONE TeamThe CAPSTONE Team performs a complete power test with the certification unit located in the center of the test bench. The sealed suits provide breathing and breathing protection for Stellar engineers Andrew Carlson and Sean Liston. Use the hydrazine propulsion system for most of your three to four month trip to the moon.This line of propulsion systems developed by Stellar Exploration Inc. in San Luis Obispo, California, is a newly developed and flight tested system designed for use in CubeSats. The team recently completed a final ignition and fuel test for the CAPSTONE propulsion system at the Star Exploration facility and is integrating the system with the spacecraft.

profile register preferences faq search next newest topic next oldest topicAuthorTopic: Path to the moon without Apollo 1 fireScottvirgilNew Member Posts: 9From: London UKRegistered: Aug 2019posted 04-16-2021 04:56 PM I was wondering the other day what would have been the path to the moon had the Apollo 1 fire not happened. Assuming it had been called Apollo 1, and it had been a practical, working spacecraft, what were the subsequent mission plans? If Apollo 1 had flown the flight that later became Apollo 7, what next?Presumably Apollo 2 would not have necessarily been a version of Apollo 8 as there would have been no CIA photos of a potential Soviet lunar flight, and there couldn't have been an Apollo 9 as the lunar module wasn't ready for another two years.So what was the plan if all had worked on Apollo 1?

Posts: 1645From: Bluffton IN USARegistered: Oct 2007posted 04-16-2021 05:09 PM At the time of the fire, the sequence for crewed flights was the C, D, E, F missions leading up to the G mission, which was the first lunar landing.What I question is that the fire notwithstanding, the lunar module wasn't ready for its first crewed test until the first quarter of 1969. I assume that would have been the case regardless. That presumes a large gap between flights. Maybe I'm wrong and the stand down after the fire also affected LM development.

Posts: 1645From: Bluffton IN USARegistered: Oct 2007posted 04-16-2021 06:28 PM At the time of the fire, Jim McDivitt, David Scott and Rusty Schweikart were scheduled to fly the next mission after Apollo 1, the "D" mission. This was the first crewed flight test of the LM, in low Earth orbit. Would that mission have been delayed until early 1969 if Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee had flown a successful Apollo 1 mission? That's a two-year gap between the first two manned Apollo flights.

Posts: 1645From: Bluffton IN USARegistered: Oct 2007posted 04-16-2021 06:50 PM C mission, aka Apollo 1, with Grissom, White and Chaffee.D mission, test flight of LM in low Earth orbit with McDivitt, Scott and Schweikart. E mission, test of the LM in high Earth orbit, first manned Saturn V launch, with Frank Borman, Michael Collins and Bill Anders. F mission, first crewed lunar flight and test of LM in lunar orbit. I'm guessing with Tom Stafford, John Young and Gene Cernan (Deke Slayton was not planning on recycling Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele and Walt Cunningham into a prime crew slot, even though his rotation system would've put them on the F mission.)G mission with Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon and C.C, Williams making the first lunar landing. That was a possible projection before the fire, from everything I've seen. Although Deke also considered recycling one of the early crews for the first landing, skipping his rotation system.

Posts: 1205From: Perth, Western AustraliaRegistered: Apr 2015posted 04-16-2021 11:18 PM quote:Originally posted by randy:Did that give Grumman time refine the design and work out any bugs in the LM? Yes and no. The post fire investigation findings determined that the electrical system components were a fire risk, required modification or replacement with hermetically sealed units.The lunar module was undergoing a weight reduction program for most of its development, one reason why the common bulkhead was introduced to the second stage of the Saturn V tanks, to save weight.Post fire, Grumman introduced sealed switches and components, and were able to redesign the wire routing to make the wiring looms shorter, and use smaller gauge wire to save weight (testing had determined that the original wire gauge could be reduced in some areas).The changes introduced new problems, the Apollo 14 abort switch is an example of the issues Grumman experienced with the sealed switches. The small gauge wire was also prone to breaking at the terminal ends. The fire was an opportunity to reset, re-evaluate, and address some of the issues that had been identified. But the program was still behind schedule. 041b061a72


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