When the space shuttle program ended in 2011, the shuttle Atlantis wasn't the last to retire. That honor went to Astrofan, an Airstream modified aircraft engine that took the shuttle crew home after landing.
For 27 years, Astrofan has moved the shuttle crew to the launch site, 9 miles from the changing room. And this is where he picked them up when he touched them. He only drove a thousand miles a year, but they were some of the most miles they've ever driven. "You're a little nervous, but it's good to know you're a person. It's very good," astronaut Doug Hurley said of Astrofan. But now that the Artemis 2 manned mission is on the calendar — in “late 2023 or early 2024” — the need to find a replacement for Astrovan is clear. NASA has announced that it is looking to people or companies to build an “Artemis Crew Vehicle.”
He must comply with a very long list of their requirements, starting with the statement of importance: He must pass safely.” p>
The CTV must have at least seven passengers, including four perfectly fit astronauts, plus the driver You should have enough doors for the astronauts and enough storage space for six bags of equipment. It has large refrigeration units and an astronaut. It should also be electric.
NASA says it is interested in three types of vehicles: one that was originally built, a modified commercial vehicle, and a refurbished Astrovan.
Prospective applicants have one month to register their interest in the project.
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