Delayed Artemis features a bit of Michigan onboard
A piece of Michigan rests onboard the twice-delayed Artemis 1 moon mission
A faulty sensor and fuel leak scrubbed the rocket’s first launch times, and it likely won’t lift-off for another few weeks, at least.
When it does, Michigan State University Professor Frederica Brandizzi says the mission includes super-charged seeds she helped develop, seeds that may retain nutrients often lost on a space mission.
“Plants will have a reduction in resources for growing. And so we will learn how plants can cope with space flight.”
NASA wants to find a sustainable food source for astronauts.
Within a few years the agency plans to have the Orion spacecraft atop the rocket link-up with a Starship lunar lander built by the private Space-X company and return humans to the surface of the moon.