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NASA: An Indian-origin scientist joins NASA’s Artemis 1 mission

An Indian-origin scientist named Amit Pandey has joined NASA’s Artemis 1 mission.

A scientist from Uttarakhand in India has joined NASA’s upcoming Artemis 1 mission as a senior scientist. Amit Pandey works at Lockheed Martin, which is one of NASA’s contractors for this mission.

In an interview to ETV Bharat, Amit said, “In the 1960s, America launched the Apollo programme, through which astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. Similarly, NASA is now launching a long-term lunar program, so that astronauts can live and do research on the Moon.

He also retweeted a tweet containing a Moon-related video released by Lockheed Martin. He wrote “Moon here I come. Love yourself”.

According to ETV Bharat, Pandey completed his early education at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Haldwani. He later completed a B.Tech from Banaras Hindu University and pursued a Masters from the University of Arizona. Pandey completed his PhD at the University of Maryland in 2009.

What is the mission of Artemis 1 on the Moon?

The Artemis Program is NASA’s first attempt to send a manned mission to the Moon since the Apollo missions in 1972. Earlier this month, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said, “ To all of us looking at the moon, dreaming of the day humanity returns. to the lunar surface, people, we’re here. We’re coming back.”

According to NASA, Artemis I will be the first unmanned flight test of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft. When NASA launches the Artemis 1 mission using the Space Launch System on August 29, the Orion spacecraft, although unmanned, will carry 3 dummies named Zohar, Helga and Campos into space as human substitutes for various tests and studies. They will be equipped with a large number of sensors to carry out tests on space flight.


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