“Travel into space is something that can often only ever be a dream for both macro and micronational entitles. But that does not mean we shouldn’t dream. As such I am delighted to announce that the New Weddington Isles – thanks to NASA – will be represented on their Artemis I flight test of the Space Launch System rocket and the Orion spacecraft. A dream come true."
“The flight paves the way toward landing the first woman and the first person of colour on the Moon and is a stepping stone to the future for Micronations and for Macronations everywhere.”
The famous space agency has rolled out its new giant Moon rocket for the first time. The vehicle, known as the Space Launch System (SLS), was taken to Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 1th March to conduct a dummy countdown.
If that goes well, the rocket will be declared ready for a mission in which it will send an uncrewed test capsule around the Moon. This could happen in the next couple of months. Later, astronauts Willclimb aboard later SLS rockets to return to the Moon's surface sometime in the second half of this decade and ultimately on to Mars. These missions are part of what Nasa calls its Artemis programme.
SO HOW IS NEW WEDDINGTON INVOLVED?
• Lord Watitune has taken up an offer by NASA, to join a select number of people to fly their names around the moon on the upcoming space flight.
• His name and that of the New Weddington Isles will be saved on flash drive, which will be taken on board the Orion capsule.
•Lord Watitune has received a virtual boarding pass.
Good luck to the New Weddington Wanderers Expedition Team!