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NASA wants to know what you would pack for the moon

Posted at 5:13 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 17:13:31-04

NASA wants to know what you would pack for a trip to the moon.

The agency has started a new social media campaign, asking people to share what they would pack in their lunar suitcases. You can share what you would bring with you by posting a picture or video to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #NASAMoonKit.

You can also take the challenge to the next level by following the restrictions of "personal preference kits." Each astronaut traveling to the International Space Station is only allowed a 5-by-8-by-2-inch volume of space to carry personal items. That’s a lot smaller than a standard airplane carry-on bag, which measures 9 inches by 14 inches by 22 inches.

NASA is working on advancing its Artemis program, which includes sending the first woman and the next man to the moon in 2024, and this campaign will lead up to the agency's Green Run rocket test that's planned for November 2020.

Some submissions will be shared on NASA's social media accounts or as part of the Green Run broadcast.