Engineers Power Up Crew Module: The team of engineers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center successfully powered up the first artemis module in preparation for a test mission with astronauts. Currently, there are five modules being built so that they can be used for future missions.
The Orion Crew Module for Artemis II
Engineers have successfully powered up the Orion crew module for the Artemis II mission. “This is an important milestone in our journey to send humans to Mars,” said Jim Green, Director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division. “We are moving closer every day to putting humans on the Red Planet.” The Orion crew module will now undergo environmental testing before being loaded with four astronauts and their gear for launch in late 2018.
Why the mission is important
Engineers power up crew module for first artemis mission with astronauts Engineers have completed the installation of the critical power and propulsion systems necessary for the first Artemis mission, which launches in just under two months. The crew module has been pressurized, sealed and prepared for a final technical check before launch. This vital first step will ensure that our astronauts are safe and secure as they travel to and explore the new planet beyond our own. “The installation of these systems is an important milestone on our journey to send humans to Mars,” said Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator.
“This success underscores the teamwork between NASA’s engineers and contractors who are committed to making this exploration possible.” These systems will provide enough power to both enter and exit orbit around Earth, as well as carry out all of the scientific experiments required for a long-duration stay on the Red Planet. The modules also include essential life support systems need by our astronaut crews, including food, water and air. With everything installed and checked, we’re now one step closer to taking American astronauts further into space than ever before.
The first time powering up the crew module
The first time powering up the crew module for the Artemis mission with astronauts was a momentous occasion. Engineers and technicians work tirelessly to get the module ready for launch, and it was finally ready on Sunday morning. After a long journey through the launch complex, the module finally reach its destination floating outside of the rocket. The engines ignited, and together they propelled the module into space. The Artemis spacecraft will now embark on its maiden voyage to Mars.
How it works
Engineers power up the crew module for the first Artemis mission
Why the crew module is so important
The Orion crew module is one of the most important parts of the spacecraft. It is where the astronauts ride inside, and it is responsible for carrying them to and from space. The crew module also contains all of the systems that allow the astronauts to survive in space. Engineers have been hard at work preparing the crew module for its first artemis mission, which will include six astronauts. They have been power uping everything, testing everything, and making sure that everything is ready for launch. The Orion crew module is a very important part of the spacecraft. And engineers are doing their best to make sure it is ready for its first artemis mission.