Cape Canaveral, Florida has been a busy destination this weekend for spectators awaiting NASA’s first Artemis test mission to the moon.
The Orion Spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket are expected to lift off from the Kennedy Space Center Monday morning between 7:33 and 9:33 a.m. CST, if all goes well with the weather and technology.
The Artemis 1 test flight is uncrewed and is expected to help NASA better explore the lunar surface before sending humans back in 2024.
Houstonians Eddie and Diana Tardy will have a chance to experience the launch in person, thanks to the non-profit Wisdom 4 The Blind.
Eddie Tardy, a veteran who entered the service in 1963 and spent three years in active duty, has glaucoma in one eye.
He said he can see best during the daytime but his vision is hazy. The veteran said he sees mostly sees glares at night.
”They tell me I’m eventually going to go blind,” said Eddie, who is a member of the Blind Veterans Association. “When it happens it happens. Until then I’ll enjoy what I can enjoy.”
Eddie said he plans to use his other senses to experience the rocket launch.
Eddie said he plans to use his other senses to experience the rocket launch.[ad_2]