Luxurious Ride to the Moon: Canoo Technologies to Transport Artemis Astronauts
In an unprecedented move, Canoo Technologies Inc. has been selected by NASA to provide glamorous transportation for Artemis moon astronauts. The all-electric vehicles, showcased by NASA at the Formula 1 Grand Prix of the United States, are set to redefine luxury travel to space.
The first crew, Artemis 2, is scheduled to embark on their mission to the moon in 2024, and they will have the privilege of making their way to the launch pad in style. Canoo will supply a fleet of three vehicles, equipped with seating for eight and zero-emissions technology, ensuring a comfortable and eco-friendly journey for the astronauts.
The nine-mile journey at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center will be nothing short of extraordinary for the Artemis moon astronauts. As they sit back and bask in the opulence of their Canoo vehicles, they will enjoy a smooth ride, surrounded by the glitzy interior that NASA proudly showcased at the recent Grand Prix event.
Not only will these magnificent vehicles be utilized on the launch day itself, but they will also serve various purposes during pre-launch operations and training. This versatile fleet will prove to be invaluable to the Artemis mission’s success, offering both functionality and comfort to the astronauts throughout their training and beyond.
Canoo joins other esteemed companies, such as SpaceX and Boeing, in providing top-notch vehicles for astronaut transport. However, this new collaboration with Canoo marks a departure from previous generations of vehicles. In the past, astronauts relied on trailers and motorhomes for their journey to the launch pad. The iconic “Astrovan” even gained popularity as the preferred mode of transport for space shuttle crews. Today, this legendary vehicle is on display at the KSC visitor center, serving as a nostalgic reminder of the past.
As the world eagerly awaits the historic Artemis 2 mission, Canoo’s contribution to the endeavor promises to add a touch of luxury and state-of-the-art technology to the otherwise arduous journey to the moon. With their stylish and environmentally friendly vehicles, Canoo Technologies Inc. is revolutionizing the way we perceive space travel, proving that even the moon can be reached in utmost comfort and style.