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Here Is All Of The Odd Stuff NASA Is Sending Up In Artemis I's Moon Pack

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NASA's historic Artemis I around-the-moon mission could launch by August 29th.. There won't be any humans on board, but there will be a lot of interesting objects, including manikins, stop-motion animation TV character Shaun the Sheep. On Wednesday, NASA announced the contents of the Official Flight Kit, a cultural and educational "time capsule" that will be in the Orion spacecraft as it reaches for the moon. 

"Many of the items included in the flight kit are symbols of cultural significance or NASA's collaborative efforts with STEM-focused organizations," NASA said in a statement. That includes a set of space science badges for Girl Scouts. Also, among the items will be a small piece of moon rock from the Apollo 11 mission. That same rock was on board the last space shuttle flight. NASA said it'll mark the significance of the return of a spacecraft built for humans to the moon. A patch and a bolt from Apollo 11 will also help connect the Apollo legacy to the Artemis program.

Click here for the full Official Flight Kit list (PDF link).

Here is the Artemis I Official NASA Launch Trailer


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