The American National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that 4 astronauts will travel around the Moon as part of Artemis II, the first crewed mission of the Artemis Moon missions.
The American National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that 4 astronauts will travel around the Moon as part of Artemis II, the first crewed mission of the Artemis Moon missions. For the first time in more than 50 years, a woman and a black astronaut will take part in the first manned mission to the Moon. He unveiled it during an event held at Ellington Field near the Johnson Space Center. NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman, Victor Glover, Christina Hammock Koch and CSA astronaut Jeremy Hansen will take part in the mission, according to a statement from NASA.
SECOND SPACE FLIGHT OF NASA astronautsThis will be the second spaceflight for Wiseman, who previously served as a flight engineer on the International Space Station (ISS) as part of Expedition 41 in 2014. It will be Glover’s second spaceflight, who previously took part in the SpaceX Crew-1 mission. Glover contributed to scientific flight as a flight engineer on the ISS as part of Expedition 64 and participated in four space journeys. Astronaut Koch will also make his second flight into space with the Artemis II mission. Koch is a flight engineer on the ISS as part of the 59th, 60th and 61st Expeditions. Koch broke the record for the longest spaceflight for a woman to go alone, with a total of 328 days in space, and she participated in the first all-female space travel. THE FIRST SPACE FLIGHT OF CANADAAN ASTRONAUT Hansen, who represents Canada, will make her first flight into space. He became one of 2 goalkeepers selected by the third Astronaut Recruitment campaign by CSA in May 2009. Hansen served as Capcom at NASA’s Mission Control Center in Johnson and in 2017 became the first Canadian to be tasked with leading a NASA astronaut class, leading the training of astronaut candidates from the US and Canada.
Following December’s successfully completed uncrewed Artemis I mission, approximately 10 days of Artemis II flight testing will begin with the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, testing whether Orion’s life support devices and other systems will function properly so the crew can live and work in deep space. . If this mission is successfully completed, NASA aims to land astronauts on the Moon with the Artemis III mission. Then, with what’s learned on the Moon and its surroundings, it aims to send the first astronauts to Mars. “WE STARTING A NEW AGE OF DISCOVERY; THE ARTEMIS BELT” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said, “The Artemis II crew represents the thousands of people who have worked tirelessly to get us to the stars. crew, this is our crew, this is humanity’s crew. Together, we are ushering in a new era of discovery for a new generation of astronauts and dreamers, the Artemis Generation.”
NASA Johnson Director Vanessa Wyche said: “The crew of Artemis II will be the first people to fly near the Moon in over 50 years. The crew includes the first woman, the first person of color and the first Canadian to join the Moon mission, and the 4 astronauts for the benefit of all. “They will represent the best of humanity as they explore. This mission paves the way for the expansion of manned deep space exploration and opens up new opportunities for scientific exploration, commercial, industrial and academic partnerships and the Artemis Belt.”