back to article Spacey McSpaceface: Artemis takes shape ahead of '2021' launch – but first you need to name the crash-test dummy

The stacking of NASA's monster Moon rocket is continuing in Florida with the launch vehicle stage adapter placed atop the newly vertical core stage. The component was winched up to around 76 metres by one of the cranes inside NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) before being slowly lowered onto the core stage of the Space …

  1. The commentard formerly known as Mister_C Bronze badge

    Plucky Playmonaut II


  2. The Oncoming Scorn Silver badge

    Moonshot? Crash Test Dummy ?

    Has to be called John Koenig.

    1. UCAP Silver badge

      Re: Moonshot? Crash Test Dummy ?

      Only 22 years too late.

      1. The Oncoming Scorn Silver badge

        Re: Moonshot? Crash Test Dummy ?

        Hey it's not my fault they haven't blown it out of Earth orbit yet!

        1. UCAP Silver badge

          Re: Moonshot? Crash Test Dummy ?

          For me, 13th September will always be "Breakaway Day"

  3. Joe Gurman

    How about


  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Crashy McCrashface

  5. iron Silver badge

    The dummy should be named Senator Shelby, obviously.

  6. Flocke Kroes Silver badge

    So many to choose from

    Dougal Boone

    Three Billion (Rough cost of SLS+Orion launch)

    Cost Plus

    Florida Man

  7. Neil Barnes Silver badge


    The Man Who Sold the Moon, in Heinlein's classic, was Delos D Harriman...

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: Delos?

      Wasn't that also the name of the creator of Westworld too?

  8. aregross


    Bruce Willis

    Your Mom

  9. Spherical Cow Silver badge

    The dummy will survive the test...

    ... so long as they don't dress it in a red shirt.

  10. HildyJ Silver badge


    Ted Striker

    Dave Lister


    Or, to recognize the software glitches, HAL

    1. Anonymous Coward Silver badge

      Re: Nostalgia

      ACE is an option... which I took to be in homage to Ace Rimmer - a nice bit of nostalgia.

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


  12. Big_Boomer Silver badge

    Traditional names like,...

    Loonie or Moonjuice? :-)

  13. Andy The Hat Silver badge

    Really nostalgic ...

    To make this whole thing non-sexist, what about Ripley?

    Or, to tick every non-sexist boxes, Ash, as besides being a complete dummy he/she/it could be "A Sample Humanoid"?

  14. LoPath

    Space Potatoes

    I think this belongs here...

  15. Potemkine! Silver badge

    Brad Roberts.

    Jeff Bezos.

    Jas Mann.

  16. Field Marshal Von Krakenfart

    I'm suprrised the Trekkies missed..


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