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Celebrate NASA’s Artemis 1 mission by sharing your “moon shots”

NASA is looking for some lunar enthusiasm ahead of the launch of its epic Artemis 1 mission.

The agency is asking people to share their “moon shots” to celebrate the launch of Artemis 1 in an unmanned flight around the moon no earlier than August. 29.

“Ahead of this monumental milestone, NASA wants to see, hear and experience all of your moon-inspired content—your moon photos, your moon music, your moon recipes, your moon nails, your moon makeup tutorials. The sky is not the Limit!” — wrote in the agency. (will open in a new tab).

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To participate, share photos or videos of your lunar activities along with the #NASAMoonSnap tag via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. If you do, you may receive a welcome from the agency.

“Show everyone all your moon content with the NASAMoonSnap hashtag, and NASA will show some of it on social media and during the launch broadcast,” actor Jack Black said in the Moon Snap video. (will open in a new tab) which NASA released on Monday (August 8).

“We’re talking moon hats, moon photos, moon latte foam art,” Black said. “If it has a moon, send it!”

You can learn more about the MoonSnap project through NASA here. (will open in a new tab).

As the name suggests, Artemis 1 is the first mission of NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration program. Artemis 1 will use the huge Space Launch System (SLS) rocket to send the uncrewed Orion spacecraft on an approximately six-week mission to and from lunar orbit. This will be the first mission for the SLS and the second for Orion, which entered Earth orbit back in 2014.

Artemis 1 is meant to show that the SLS and Orion are ready to carry astronauts. If all goes well, Artemis 2 will deliver crew members to lunar orbit, possibly as early as 2024.

Mike Wall is the author of Out There (will open in a new tab)(Grand Central Publishing, 2018; illustrations by Carl Tate), a book about the search for alien life. Follow him on Twitter @michaeldwall (will open in a new tab). Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom (will open in a new tab) or on facebook (will open in a new tab).

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