‘Alexa, take me to the moon’: Amazon, Cisco Webex to fly on Artemis 1

Amazon’s Alexa has a new feature: it can fly you to the moon.

The virtual assistant, which is more commonly used (on Earth) to control devices around your home, is set to launch on a journey around the moon aboard NASA’s Artemis 1 mission later this year. Together with Cisco’s Webex video conferencing platform, Alexa is part of “Callisto,” a new far-field voice technology, AI and tablet-based video demonstration created with Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft.