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CTC to host NASA Artemis presentation

Special to the Leader-Press 


Central Texas College (CTC) invites the public to a presentation of “NASA, Artemis and You” featuring guest speaker Gary O’Neil of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The event is Friday, October 21 starting at 10:30 a.m. in the CTC campus Science Center (Bldg. 257), room 1075.

O’Neil, NASA’s integrated performance manager - Gateway Deep Space Logistics Project, will discuss current research developments in space technologies that will enable future deep space exploration beyond the moon. He will also provide an update of the highly anticipated launch of Artemis I moon mission which is scheduled for November 14.

The unmanned mission will be the first test flight of NASA's new 322-foot-tall Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket and the second-ever liftoff for Orion, which went to Earth orbit back in 2014. The Artemis I mission would mark the debut of the SLS and Orion capsule, for what would be a more than month-long journey around the moon. It kicks off NASA's long-awaited return to the moon's surface, the first mission in the Artemis lunar program. Tentatively, the plan is to land the agency's astronauts on the moon by its third Artemis mission in 2025.

The NASA presentation is free and open to the public.

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