Mission managers managing the mission

Published August 30, 2022

A cute illustration of an astronaut using a laptop in a blue hue

I don’t know if this has always been the case, but I’m loving how much information Nasa is providing about the Artemis I mission. I know they’ve always had to be very open as a government organisation, and I’ve always been quite grateful for the free pictures, videos, podcasts and other media they have offered up, but there’s so much more to discover as well.

Unfortunately, the launch that was due to take place on Monday had to be scrubbed due to a problem with the temperatures in the rocket’s engines. The next launch window is on Friday so it’s all hands on deck to try and get ready in time for that opportunity, although understandably Nasa are playing it cool and not actually announcing another launch time.

The most recent post on Nasa’s dedicated Artemis blog suggests the Mission Managers are getting together to discuss the problems and figure out a solution. I love the sound of Mission Managers, would love to have that on my business card. But it’s not all fun and games when things get real and don’t work as planned, the stress levels must be huge. This is, after all, literal rocket science.

Anyway, along with watching the live feeds as and when they appear, there’s also this opportunity to follow the blog updates and keep tabs on what’s happening when. Fingers crossed for Friday!

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