Arturo Campos: The Man Behind the Artemis Moonikin


The Purposeful Passengers consist of one manikin and two phantoms that flew aboard the Orion spacecraft during the Artemis I mission in order to collect important data that will prepare astronauts for future Artemis missions.

The manikin was used to study vibrations and accelerations during the flight and was named Commander Moonikin Campos after NASA held a public naming contest in June 2021. The name “Campos” is a dedication to Arturo Campos, a Mexican-American electrical engineer who worked for NASA’s Johnson Space Center and contributed to the rescue of the Apollo 13 mission and crew.

Learn more about the Artemis I Moonikin:
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Producer: Pedro Cota (GSFC)
Editor: Pedro Cota (GSFC)
Videographer: John Stoll (JSC)
Videographer: Gregory Wiseman (JSC)

Credit: NASA

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