NASA has selected the four astronauts who, for the first time in five decades, will embark on a journey that only 24 people have ever undertaken—around the moon and back to Earth. The U.S. space agency’s new lunar mission, called Artemis II, will have a crew that includes the first woman, the first Black person, and the first non-American to ever leave low-Earth orbit.
As soon as November 2024, NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman, Victor Glover, and Christina Koch, and Jeremy Hansen from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will launch on their 10-day mission. The crew, which includes three pilots and an engineer, has been charged with testing NASA’s newest lunar spacecraft, called Orion, on its first crewed flight.
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