NASA names four Astronauts for Artemis II Moon Mission
The American space agency, NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) announced the names of four astronauts, who will venture around the Moon for science and exploration under Artemis II mission.
The Artemis II mission is the first crewed voyage around the moon in more than 50 years. The previous human flight to lunar surface was the Apollo program in 1972.
The Artemis II crew members consists of three from NASA and one from CSA.
They are Reid Wiseman, Victor Glover, and Christina Hammock Koch, from NASA and Jeremy Hansen from CSA.
Out of these four, Christina Hammock Koch is the first ever female, Victor Glover is the first ever African American and Jeremy Hansen is the first ever Canadian and first non- American to be sent on a lunar mission.
The Artemis II will mark the debut crewed flight, but not the first lunar landing.