July 20 was the first International Moon Day, which marks the anniversary of the first landing by humans on the Moon as part of the Apollo 11 lunar mission. International Moon Day celebrates the global achievements in the exploration of the Moon and raises awareness of sustainable Moon exploration and utilization.
To honor the day, Redwire Chairman and CEO Peter Cannito and Redwire Executive Vice President of Civil Space and External Affairs Mike Gold joined government and other commercial space leaders to celebrate the first-ever International Moon Day at Imperial College London. The event, which was attended both in-person at Imperial College London’s South Kensington Campus and virtually, included two panels with space and industry experts.
Other participants spanned both industry and government sectors, including former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, NASA Associate Administrator for Technology, Policy and Strategy Bhavya Lal, and Founder and CEO of Interstellar Labs Barbara Belvisi. On both panels, a range of pertinent topics were discussed, including the Artemis program, which will land the first woman and person of color on the Moon, along with key priorities for lunar development.
As a leading provider of next-generation space infrastructure, Redwire is not only supporting the Artemis I mission, but also future sustainable human spaceflight missions to the Moon with critical capabilities. Redwire is proud to be supporting the upcoming Artemis I mission with the Orion Camera system, which will be the “eyes” of the Orion spacecraft; future Artemis missions with solar arrays for the Power and Propulsion Element for NASA’s Gateway; and sustainable activity on the lunar surface with critical in-situ resource utilization capabilities.
Missed the International Moon Day event? You can still access the panel discussions online here.
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