Two lunar astronauts met with a car racing team to discuss how to make decisions on the fly.
NASA‘s reed weissman And that Canadian Space Agency‘s Jeremy Hansen set to fly moon upon artemis 2 They were on the grid at the Formula 1 (F1) Grand Prix United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, on Sunday (October 22), talking with teams on the ground about how to make race cars sound safe. during a big race.
Wiseman will command a crew of four, including Hansen, a NASA mission specialist. Christina Koch and a NASA pilot victor glover, the first manned lunar exploration in half a century. The four astronauts will be the agency’s first astronauts on board. space launch system (SLS) Rocket and orion spaceship. Their mission, if successful, will be to make greater preparations. artemis program Ahead of manned moon landing in the second half of this decade.
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Rockets and race cars are both high-performance machines that require complex infrastructure and highly trained teams to keep them running. But unlike NASA’s SLS, racing vehicles like the McLaren F1 car can be swapped out mid-mission.
Over a typical six-week period, 80% of the hardware on a McLaren F1 car is replaced every six weeks, which equates to 18,000 parts. Press release description.
“If we stand still in F1, we are actually going to be moving backwards because of the pace of development of our teams,” McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown said in a statement. “These are 100ths of a second that all ultimately add up. So everything in our race car is data-driven.”
Hansen praised the team’s decision-making ability. Post to X (Formerly Twitter) Shows him and Wiseman on the grid. “I enjoyed an interesting conversation with @McLarenF1 about how their large teams manage complex and critical decisions within seconds. Much of this is accomplished by interacting with Mission Control. overlaps with the method. space Mission successful,” Hansen wrote.
I enjoyed an interesting conversation with @McLarenF1 about how large teams manage complex and important decisions within seconds. Many overlap with how to interact with mission control to successfully complete a space mission. #USGP @astro_reid pic.twitter.com/okHLQhtPjVOctober 22, 2023
The promotional appearance comes amid a busy month for the Artemis 2 crew.The quartet is about to start practicing. earth Orbital operations at NASA johnson space centerThis includes using cameras for geology and recording the time spent on Orion and the views of Earth and the moon seen through the spacecraft’s windows. Medical training is underway and they will also soon participate in mock recovery exercises with NASA and the U.S. Navy, officials said. Statement of October 19th.
The latest milestone in Artemis 2’s training, which began in April, saw the crew don spacesuits and march to the launch pad for the launch. dress rehearsal Practice major mission milestones in the Orion spacecraft simulator.Hansen and Koch also attended. geology training It is led by Gordon Osinski of Western University, a Canadian crater expert. artemis 3 The landing support team supports astronauts from mission control.
NASA also emphasizes that the astronaut crew will be more diverse than before. apollo program People who visited the moon in the 1960s and 1970s.Hansen is the first non-American to step down. low earth orbitKoch is the first woman and Glover the first black astronaut.