NASA has selected eight names for a mannequin for the public to choose the final one. It is not just any mannequin, but one dotted with sensors that will fly around the Moon on the Artemis I mission .
The sensors will be used to study the effects that the flight in the Orion capsule will have on astronauts on post-Moon missions.
The Artemis I mannequin will be equipped with two radiation sensors and sensors in the seat, one under the headrest and one behind the seat, to record acceleration and vibration during the mission as Orion travels around the Moon and returns to Earth. .
The process to select its final name will begin on June 16 and will end on June 28 with an open selection on the space agency’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
These are the eight names chosen:
- ACE . Simple, practical. It stands for Artemis Crew Explorer.
- FIELDS . Ingenious, problem solver. A dedication to Arturo Campos, a key piece in bringing Apollo 13 back home.
- DELOS . Nostalgic, romantic. The island where Apollo and Artemis were born, according to Greek mythology.
- DUHART . Warm, cozy. A dedication to Irene Duhart Long, medical director of the Kennedy Space Center.
- MONTGOMERY . Pioneer, innovative. A dedication to Julius Montgomery, the first African American to work at the Cape Canaveral space facility as a technical professional.
- RIGEL . Brilliant, inspiring. The giant superstar of the constellation Orion.
- SHACKLETON . Secret, abundant. A crater on the south pole of the Moon and a reference to a famous Antarctic explorer.
- WARGO . Enthusiastic, passionate. A dedication to Michael Wargo, the agency’s first chief exploration scientist.