And that Artemis is Apollo’s twin, and that’s behind their decision to namecheck her in their lunar return.
While they fully support a woman astronaut following in the legacy of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and the eight other white men who have walked on the Moon.
And with the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System set for lift off for the Artemis 1 mission on Tuesday.
Some words from one of the top women in the field.
Vanessa Wyche, the deputy director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas said: ‘As we increase the diversity of our astronaut corps in the Artemis Generation, we look forward to the first woman walking on the Moon.
‘And inspiring women and girls from around the globe.’
The return to the Moon is slated for 2024.
But before that, of course, visitors to the Kennedy Space Center can see any one of the 40 rocket launches that have taken place this year.
Gateway to space
Visitors can experience the future of space travel for themselves.
Inside its new attraction Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex.
It features a showcase of NASA and commercial spacecraft hardware.
With immersive displays, a ‘journey’ through space, a unique launch viewing opportunity and more.
Visitors are surrounded by actual flight-flown artifacts and full-scale models.
And that is set around the floor and suspended from above to allow 360-degree viewing and interaction.
In addition to offering a ‘nose-to-nose’ view of the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster, Gateway’s second floor features a 30ft, floor-to-ceiling Robotic Space Explorers Interactive Wall.
With interactive, touchscreen displays, where guests can learn about 40 different satellites and probes in space.
Guests can also visit the HoloTube presentation station.
To learn about the high-powered James Webb Space Telescope by manipulating holographic imagery, video and animation through a touchscreen kiosk.
At Spaceport KSC, guests are transported to an airport of the future.
Hearing the atmospheric airport chatter and seeing distant views of active launches and landings through the galactic spaceport windows.
The main concourse showcases destination, departure and arrival information.
Guests then board “spaceships”, in the form of a two-story motion theatre, for one of four journeys: Cosmic Wonders, Daring Explorers, Red Planet or Uncharted Worlds.
Rocket man and woman
Guests to the visitor complex might be lucky enough to witness crewed and uncrewed rocket launches at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Base.
Companies like SpaceX, Boeing and United Launch Alliance (ULA) regularly have launches throughout the year.
And guests can catch one of these once-in-a-lifetime experiences during their trip to the visitor complex.
Some launches are included with admission or require the purchase of a Launch Viewing Package.
Interact with astronauts is one of the many exciting experiences many guests have at Kennedy Space Center.
Whether the Queen’s death had any extra significance in the towns of Elizabeth, whisper it but they, and even some parts of the world, are getting on with life again so here’s to Elizabeth Queen of New Jersey.
Most of us never see more of New Jersey than from across the water in New York or Newark.
And that s why I’m taking you today to Elizabeth Queen of New Jersey.
Elizabeth,which I’ve been keeping from you isn’t actually named after royalty which in this case would be Queen Elizabeth of England.
And for Scottish royalists there is an important distinction here with the Elizabeth who has just died being their first Queen Elizabeth.
The English, of course, assume that England and Britain are the same place.
And they just slapped on the Elizabeth II and the world followed on.
The New Jersey Elizabethans take their name from Elizabeth, the wife of Sir George Carteret.
The settlement between the Raritan River and the Passaic River, extended westward from Newark Bay.
The tract extended about 34 miles between the two rivers.
And about 17 miles westward from the Bay including what is now the City of Elizabeth.
Permission to purchase from the Indians was granted by Colonel Richard Nicolls who was Governor of all the territories in North America, in 1664.
And where Michigan State’s greatest ambassador Kelly revealed how she would regularly pass the blind school.
Where Stevland would learn to be Little Stevie.
The next generation
At Hitsville they are still inspiring the youth, the next generation and practically as well as aesthetically.
Founder Berry Gordy is 92 years young and still as wide-eyed about music as ever he was.
And he vowed: ‘Not only will the expanded museum entertain and tell the stories of talented and creative people who succeeded against all odds, but it will also inspire and create opportunities for people to explore their dreams the way I did mine.
‘I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of that.’
And that’s where Hitsville NEXT, the educational center of Motown Museum’s newly expanded campus comes in.
In the Motown Museum‘s words it is the hub of our programming efforts, it is the place in Detroit for talent cultivation, entrepreneurial training and empowerment, music making and professional development for those aspiring to be in the music industry.
I’ve seen first hand on my travels in the States how bringing young musicians from challenging backgrounds and giving them back opportunities can yield huge awards.
And the joy in the young artists’ performance on stage for a group of European travel writers at the Stax Music Academy in South Memphis.
And their euphoria as we broke bread with them afterwards when they were told they were to tour Europe.
Just the same glee I feel every time I know I’m going America, every bit of which the Vandellas name check in Dancing in the Streets.
And with Martha Reeves championing the Hitsville reconstruction this year.
There’s a chill in the air sending shivers up your spine… no, it’s not a winter night in the UK with the heating turned off, but something just as scary, the return of Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights.
The thing is though that Halloween Horror Nights is make-believe, and you can flee these Universal Orlando horror houses.
Which, of course, you won’t be able to your UK ice house this winter.
Our friends at Universal Orlando have hit the spot again this year with their 31st Halloween show with ten haunted houses to scare the bejaysus out of us.
They have five scare zones too, each filled with hordes of menacing creatures.
And when guests need a break from the scares, they can enjoy two live shows.
And sink their teeth into a “killer” menu of themed food and beverage.
The perfect ten
Guests will get to navigate 10 haunted houses where they will:
Step into a surreal living nightmare in “The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare” with grotesque characters and themes inspired by the multi award-winning artist’s record-breaking music and short films.
Come face to face with the merciless Michael Myers in “Halloween” as they make their way through his dilapidated home and chilling moments from the classic 1978 film.