Last Updated on June 29, 2021 by Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller
Here’s an update from our local Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller about the new “moonikin”:
Please click the link to read all about it.
The photo of Arturo Campos, electrical power subsystem manager for the Apollo 13 lunar module: Credits: Courtesy of the Campos Family
The name Campos is a dedication to Arturo Campos, a key player in bringing Apollo 13 safely back to Earth.
A quote from the article:
“Our return to the Moon through Artemis is a global effort – and we’re always looking at new ways to engage the public in our missions. This contest, which is helping pave the way for a human return to the Moon, also honors an important individual in our NASA family – Arturo Campos,” said Brian Odom, NASA’s acting chief historian at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. “It is a fitting tribute that the data gained from Artemis I will help us prepare to fly astronauts – including the first woman and first person of color – to the Moon, where we will get ready for Mars.”