Public Names ‘Moonikin’ Flying Around Moon on NASA’s Artemis I Mission

Last Updated on June 29, 2021 by Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller

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.

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/public-names-moonikin-flying-around-moon-on-nasa-s-artemis-i-mission

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.”

Credit: NASA