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Innovative 'Callisto' payload featuring Alexa and Webex to fly onboard Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft for NASA's Artemis I Mission

Lockheed Martin, Amazon and Cisco have teamed up to integrate unique human-machine interface technologies into NASA's Orion spacecraft, providing an opportunity to learn how future astronauts could benefit from far-field voice technology, AI and tablet-based video collaboration.

The Callisto technology demonstration will be integrated into NASA's Orion spacecraft for the agency's Artemis I uncrewed mission around the Moon and back to Earth. Callisto uses Amazon Alexa and Webex by Cisco to test and demonstrate commercial technology for deep space voice, video and whiteboarding communications. Lockheed Martin, which designed and built the Orion spacecraft for NASA, is leading the development and integration of the payload.

Webex Shoots For The Moon
Cisco News, January 5th, 2022
When NASA's Artemis I mission circles the Moon, Cisco technologies will be there.

The Apollo Moon missions inspired a generation of scientists, engineers, and visionaries to aim higher than anyone thought possible. But it has been almost 50 years since astronauts ventured beyond Earth's orbit. That is set to change. NASA's uncrewed Artemis I mission, scheduled for this year, will test the agency's Orion spacecraft and super heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket. An ambitious around-the-Moon flight, Artemis I will pave the way for future missions that will bring humans back to the Moon and even beyond, to Mars.

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