Artemis: crawling towards launch
One of the many milestones in the leadup to the launch of Artemis is its rollout: this is when a crawler will carry the SLS rocket with Orion and ESM from the Vehicle Assembly Building to launchpad 39B. @NASA’s John Giles gives us a tour of the crawler and explains the adaptations made to this “wonderful piece of machinery” since it was first built for the Apollo programme in the 1960s. ESA is playing a key role in NASA’s Artemis programme, which will bring astronauts back to the Moon. The European Service Module – or ESM – will provide propulsion, power and thermal control for the Orion spacecraft.
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Video credits: European Space Agency
Thumbnail image credits: NASA/Leif Heimbold
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Did he just assume that crawler's gender?
Thunderbird Six is that not better than SOS. Sounds a bit too much like a AbbA song to me..
The fact the crawlers still going, even though its been modernised it's still amazing.
I thought the 1960s crawlers were recently retired
it's good and all but wen is the ESA going to do something themself 6 Billion is not a small amount of money to do nothing
This vehicle is basically why scifi has huge crawlers once and awhile. Most notable is the Sand Crawler from Star Wars.
the C-T is also the largest tracked vehicle in the world, Well actual vehicle in that it runs on its own and is driven. A few bucket wheel excavators are bigger but they have to be lead around by their extension cord connected directly to the power grid.
America and China is criminals.Islam is the path of truth.