NASA is sending a mannequin around the moon and you can help name it.
Slated to launch this November, a mannequin will be on board an uncrewed flight test of the Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft, NASA said in a press release.
Its mission? Collect data to help astronauts on future trips.
This test flight comes ahead of the the Artemis II spaceflight scheduled for 2023. The mannequin is designed to resemble the human body and is used in training for emergency rescues, medical education and research.
The mannequin will be geared up with two radiation sensors and a first-generation Orion Crew Survival System spacesuit, according to the release.
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The bracket-style competition began June 16, and you can vote online at nasa.gov/namethemoonikin. The final vote is June 28 and an winner will be announced the next day.
Learn more about the background behind Duhart: https://t.co/sOjyuw7agGpic.twitter.com/VtV1Rp4wd7
Here are the names to choose from and how NASA describes them:
In the last vote between Wargo and Ace, Ace was named the winner. The vote Friday will be against Delos and Duhart. Results will be posted daily on NASA’s website.
NASA is asking the public to cast their votes for the name of the mannequin set to go around the moon. Here's a look at the bracket, last updated Friday, June 18. (Photo: NASA)
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