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11 TV Hill: The Artemis mission will pave the way to get more people into space



JASON: DECEMBER. 1972. THE APOLLO 17 MISSION WAS THE LAST TIME HUMANS SET FOOT ON THE LUNAR SURFACE. NASA INTENDS TO CHANGE THAT IN TWO YEARS. >> WE WILL HAVE ROVERS ON THE MOON AND EVENTUALLY WE WILL HAVE A BASE CAMP ON THE MOON. JASON: BUT WHEN THE ARTEMIS MAN MISSION LAUNCH, IT WILL BE THE FIRST TIME A WOMAN AND A PERSON OF COLORED WALK ON THE MOON. JASON: NASA LAUNCHES NEW BUSINESS WITH ARTEMIS. WE’LL TALK ABOUT IT WITH JIM. I WOULD NOT BE SCIENTIFIC AND I WOULD SAY THIS IS REALLY COOL. AND IF YOU ARE PRACTICAL? JIM: IT’S ALMOST MY ENTIRE CAREER. I JUST PASSED BY A ROCKET AND SHE NEVER LIVE TO SEE THAT ROCKET AND KNOW WHERE IT GOES. JASON: WE ARE UNDERSTANDING THAT. IT’S A MANLESS FLIGHT BUT IT SET UP THE FIRST STAGES OF MARS. WHAT WILL THIS ACCOMPLISH FOR YOU? JIM: THIS WILL ALLOW US TO CHECK ALL SYSTEMS IN THE VEHICLE BEFORE PUTTING IT TO WORK. WE CAN PUT IT IN LUNAR ORBIT. WE WILL BE ABLE TO TEST IT AROUND THE MOON. THEN WE HAVE TO FIRE THE ROCKETS TO TURN IT BACK. WE NEED THE HEAT SHIELD TO PERFORM WHEN IT RE-ENTERS. THE HEAT SHIELD WILL BE HALF THE SUN’S TEMPERATURE. WE NEED THE PARACHUTES TO WORK AND WE NEED TO COLLECT THE VEHICLE IN ORDER TO DOWNLOAD THE MATERIALS. JASON: JUST LIKE A GROCERY TRIP. COMPARE WHAT YOU DO AND WHAT APOLLO WAS TRYING TO DO. HOW POWERFUL IS THIS ROCKET COMPARED TO WHAT WE SAW DECADES AGO? JIM: HE IS 15 PERCENT MORE POWERFUL THAN SATURN FIVE. WE CAN LAUNCH MORE CREW TO THE MOON. WE WILL HAVE A SMALL LABORATORY IN ORBIT WHERE WE SET UP ALL OUR EQUIPMENT. JASON: THIS MIGHT BE THE FIRST STOP BEFORE THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE. DESCRIBE THAT FOR PEOPLE. JIM: WE’RE GOING TO THE SURFACE OF THE MOON. OUR SYSTEMS WILL WORK DIFFERENTLY. ON THE SPACE STATION, WE HAVE MICROGRAVITY. ON THE SURFACE OF THE MOON, WE DO SCIENCE. ON THE SURFACE OF THE MOON WE WILL HAVE PARTIAL GRAVITY LIKE MARS. WE WILL USE THE GATEWAY AS A STARTING POINT TO GO TO MARS. IT IS THE LONG TERM HUMAN EXPOSURE TO RADIATION WE ARE TRYING TO REDUCE. THIS IS HOW OUR SYSTEMS WORK IN PARTIAL GRAVITY. JASON: YOU MENTIONED THE EXCITEMENT OF SEEING THE ROCKET BEFORE GOING TO WORK EVERY DAY. WHAT DO YOU LEFT, WHAT DO YOU SAY TO YOUR FAMILY AT DINNER? WHAT IS MOST AWESOME TO YOU? JIM: THAT WE EXPLORE. WE HAVE THIS NATURE WHERE WE ALWAYS WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS ON OTHERS ON THE HORIZON. THIS IS OUR HORIZON. GO BACK TO THE MOON, GO TO MARS AND WHO KNOWS ELSE FROM THERE. JASON: WHAT ARE SOME GOOD RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE TO CHECK OUT WITH YOU? Jim: NASA. GO/ARTEMIS ONE. YOU CAN SEE THE VEHICLE, YOU CAN SEE INSIDE THE VEHICLE. YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EFFECTS ON ASTRONAUTS AS WE TAKE OFF AND LAND. THERE IS A SYSTEM CALLED CALLISTO WHERE YOU CAN TALK TO THE CAPSULE AND ASK IT WHERE IS IT AND CHANGE THE INSIDE LIGHTS AND ASK QUESTIONS. YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ROCKET, THE SEQUENCE BEFORE YOU GET INTO ORBIT. THOSE FIRST 30 MINUTES OF A LAUNCH WILL BE ENOUGH EXCITING. JASON: SAYING I’M EXCITED WILL NOT DO IT JUSTICE. I WISH YOU A LOT ON SATURDAY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US.

11 TV Hill: The Artemis mission will pave the way to get more people into space

The Apollo 17 mission in December 1972 was the last time humans set foot on the lunar surface. NASA intends to change that in two years. But when the manned Artemis mission lifts off, it will be the first time a woman and a person of color have walked on the moon. The Artemis mission is the first phase of a program that will pave the way for humans to go to the Moon and beyond. 11 TV Hill talks about this historic mission with NASA expert Jim Free from the Kennedy Space Station.

The Apollo 17 mission in December 1972 was the last time humans set foot on the lunar surface. NASA intends to change that in two years.

But when the manned Artemis mission lifts off, it will be the first time a woman and a person of color have walked on the moon.

The Artemis mission is the first phase of a program that will pave the way for humans to go to the moon and beyond.

11 TV Hill talks about this historic mission with NASA expert Jim Free from the Kennedy Space Station.

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