NASA sends human dummies on Artemis I Moon mission, and you can name one

Featuring FIBA company StemRad. 

NASA is preparing a new mission to send humans back to the Moon, but first, they are sending dummies – and the name for one of them can be voted for on social media.
Dubbed Artemis I, the mission to send this human stand-in known as mankin – or rather, Moonkin, as NASA dubbed this particular one – will see the anatomical model sent in place of humans on board the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft to test it for eventual use by humans in the eventual Artemis II mission…

Named Helga and Zohar, these two will sit in the lower part of the spacecraft and will be taking part in the Matroshka AstroRad Radiation Experiment (MARE), which is meant to measure the space radiation that astronauts could experience on lunar missions, as well as testing the usability of the AstroRad vests.
The vests, made by Tel Aviv-based company StemRad in partnership with aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin, were designed to be personal protective equipment to shield astronauts from space radiation exposure outside the Earth’s magnetosphere.
Having been made in partnership between an American and Israeli company, the vest proudly displays the flags of both countries…

Read the full article on JPost here. 

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