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NASA asks astronauts to walk on the moon in the desert? big reason given



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Moonwalk in the desert region of Arizona from October 4 to 9
Many Features of the Arizona Desert Match the Lunar Atmosphere
NASA selected two astronauts Drew Feustel and Xena Cardman for the mission

Washington, Astronauts began preparing for NASA’s Artemis Moon mission. As part of the mission, astronauts will walk through the South Pole region of the Moon where no human has ever visited before. Before astronauts fly directly to the southern region of the Moon, NASA will train in a simulated lunar environment. This mission will take place October 4-9 in the remote rocky desert region of SP Crater near Arizona. According to NASA, the Arizona desert has many features consistent with the lunar atmosphere.

four moonwalks
Four moonwalks have been scheduled in the first phase of the mission which will repeat in the dark of night. NASA thinks the situation at night will be exactly like the South Pole region of the Moon where less light is seen. For the four moonwalks, NASA selected two astronauts Drew Feustel and Xena Cardman. The two passengers will walk in a circle of approximately one mile wearing a mock-up spacesuit system. During this time, they will use a variety of moonwalking tools and techniques to collect samples, including raking, hammering and coring.

At the same time, to analyze the moonwalk, the flight control team will monitor from NASA’s Johnson Space Center mission control center, and a science team will also conduct real-time analysis of the effects of the moonwalk. The results of this simulated mission will be discussed in depth by the science team, flight control team, crew members and moon experts. In addition, NASA will apply the results of these recordings in the plan developed for the Artemis mission.