NASA will test the Alexa voice system in the first Artemis mission to the Moon

Amazon’s Alexa will be able to learn what life is like on space travel and help astronauts in the future.


The NASA  will intelligent system Amazon, Alexa , the first mission Artemis to the moon  this 2022.

The announcement was made by Amazon, who mentions that Alexa will arrive as part of Callisto, a payload of technology integrated into the Orion capsule , which will orbit the Moon without passengers this year.

“The Star Trek computer was part of our original inspiration for Alexa, so it is exciting and humbling to see our vision of ambient intelligence come to life aboard Orion,” said Aaron Rubenson, vice president of Alexa Everywhere at Amazon. “We are proud to work with Lockheed Martin to push the limits of voice technology and Artificial Intelligence, and we hope that Alexa’s role in the mission will help inspire future scientists, astronauts and engineers who will define this next era of exploration. space”.

“Alexa, take me to the Moon”

Artemis I is the first integrated test of NASA’s deep space exploration systems , which includes the all-new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the Orion spacecraft Although the first mission is unmanned, Artemis I is an important step that will allow NASA and others in the industry to test technology that could be used in subsequent manned missions to the Moon and other deep space destinations.

Alexa is one of many new and innovative technologies to be tested as part of Artemis I , and the integration will help those involved explore how ambient intelligence can help astronauts on future missions.

Alexa will be able to access real-time telemetry data and answer thousands of mission-specific questions aboard the Orion, including questions like “Alexa, how fast is Orion traveling ?” or “Alexa, what is the temperature in the cabin?” Alexa will even process requests to control connected devices aboard the spacecraft, starting with the lighting in the cockpit.

Likewise, Alexa engineers will use what they learn from Alexa’s time in space to make existing features even better for customers on Earth, including those operating in harsh or remote environments without connectivity.