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YES! 🌖 🚀 We have Moon! (Original Post) underpants Feb 22 OP
Cool! I have to admit that William Shatner looked really good (interviewed on CNN)... hlthe2b Feb 22 #1
I said the same thing when he came on underpants Feb 22 #2
Shatner is 94 SocialDemocrat61 Feb 22 #3
No pictures of them landing? Tree Lady Feb 22 #4
This was not a manned mission like 1969. llmart Feb 22 #5
Woman director now or 2025? Tree Lady Feb 22 #6
Both. llmart Feb 22 #7
Good for her. Cool, your son is working on this! electric_blue68 Feb 22 #8


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1. Cool! I have to admit that William Shatner looked really good (interviewed on CNN)...
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 07:43 PM
Feb 22

Good on him. But, how terrific for that successful moon landing.


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5. This was not a manned mission like 1969.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 08:18 PM
Feb 22

Artemis 2 is supposed to land a crew sometime in 2025 if the program moves along as scheduled. I believe this will be the first time a woman is the launch director.


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7. Both.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 09:29 PM
Feb 22

She's currently the launch director on the Artemis 2 program, but that doesn't launch until 2025. Right now they are in heavy simulation mode where all groups involved in the next launch come together for intense simulation exercises to make sure everything is "working" and to fix any bugs found. My son is a software engineer for NASA at Kennedy Space Center and he said there are long days of every team coming together to run through simulations. She heads that up also. So, yes, she's the launch director now - that is her title for Artemis 2. The launch director is the ultimate say as to if a launch is a go or no-go, even down to the countdown.

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