NASA nails down Astrovan successor for Artemis astronaut transport to launch pad

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Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. — Astronauts during the space shuttle era got their rides to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center for the most part from a classic converted Airstream dubbed the Astrovan. For the next generation, NASA has determined what its Artemis astronauts will ride in before blasting off to the moon and beyond. NASA will get a fleet of three crew transportation vehicles from Canoo Technologies Inc. designed to take the astronauts fully suited up along with their support team and equipment on the 9-mile ride from the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building to Launch Pad 39-B to boa…

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