NASA wants to send your name around the moon.Here’s how

The Artemis 1 mission was scheduled to take off in a few months, and no one was on board, but it offered to board with it because of your name.

Have you always dreamed of traveling in space? Your name can do it for you. NASA proposes to collect names on a USB key thanks to the Orion spacecraft, which will be sent around the moon. NASA explained that the program is part of the Artemis 1 mission, which will be “the first uncrewed flight test of a Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft.”

The agency continued: “Artemis I will be the first in a series of increasingly complex missions aimed at establishing a long-term human presence on the Moon over the next few decades.” Meanwhile, in order to be able to register your name and get a boarding pass, which can be done through this link: https://www.nasa.gov/send-your-name-with-artemis/

Over a million names submitted

“We hope this is a way to inspire the public, engage them, and inspire the next generation, the Artemis generation,” said NASA spokeswoman Kathryn Hambleton. She clarified that for this particular mission, all names are included. The USB key will be loaded onto the spacecraft about a month before the launch date, which will determine when NASA accepts the proposal.

The launch date has not been officially announced, but the space agency is targeting May or June, according to Kathryn Hambleton. NASA plans to announce more details in the coming weeks.

More than a million names have been submitted since the form was submitted a few weeks ago.

Artemis I, all recorded missions

The first mission of the Artemis program, which doesn’t include any humans, will test NASA’s latest exploration system. The Orion spacecraft will launch the world’s most powerful rocket, the Space Launch System, from Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

It will be more than 450,616 kilometers from Earth. The mission, which is planned to last four to six weeks, will extend thousands of kilometers beyond the moon. This is the farthest-capable spacecraft ever built.

Once the spacecraft completes its orbit around the moon, Orion will attempt to land safely on the coast of Baja California, Mexico. When it returned to Earth, the spacecraft should have flown more than 2,092,147 kilometers, according to NASA.

Then, a second Artemis mission will launch, this time including humans.