Anyone who wants to see how a new spacecraft begins its maiden voyage to the Moon on Monday can do so via live broadcasts from the NASA (US) and ESA (Europe) space organizations. They streamed all of their launches online. But people can gather in several places in the Netherlands to follow the launch live.
The Omniversum in The Hague is showing the launch in its large cinema room. The images were displayed on the wall of the dome, covering an area of 840 square metres. The space exhibition at the Aerospace Museum in Noordwijk will also host a theme this afternoon on the flight to the moon. her name Monday I got. Experts from the European Space Agency, the Dutch space agency NSO and space company Airbus Nederland, among others, talk about their contribution to the mission. Airbus designed and built the solar panels for the lunar module in Leiden. They provide electricity on board.
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The United States, with help from Europe and Canada, has been working on the new spacecraft for years. It should take people to the Moon and back within a few years, for the first time since 1972. To test all the systems, a drone flight will begin on Monday. The launch is planned for somewhere between 2.33pm and 4.33pm Dutch time. If it doesn’t work out, there are some options to leave at the beginning of September. After launch, the capsule flies to the Moon and orbits it several times. Then he must return to Earth. About six weeks after liftoff, the vehicle should plunge safely into the Pacific Ocean.
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