Status: 04/03/2023 6:55 PM
50 years after the last Apollo mission, NASA wants to send people to the Moon again. The US space agency has now announced who will participate in the “Artemis 2” mission at the end of 2024.
The US space agency NASA has appointed four astronauts for the “Artemis 2” mission to fly around the moon next year: NASA astronaut Christina Koch from the United States, and her fellow Americans Victor Glover and Reed Wiseman and Canadian Jeremy Hansen. They will be the first people to approach the moon since the Apollo astronauts reached the last moon mission in 1972, NASA announced when the participants were announced.
NASA unveils crew for the Artemis II lunar orbit mission
Gudrun Engel, ARD Washington, Daily News at 8:00 p.m., April 3, 2023
Koch, an engineer who already holds the record for the longest continuous spaceflight by a woman, has been appointed as the mission specialist, along with US Navy SEAL Glover, who has been selected as the Artemis 2 pilot. Glover will be the first black astronaut on a mission to the Moon.
Hanson is the first Canadian ever selected to fly to the Moon. Weismann, a veteran of the International Space Station, has been named commander of the Artemis 2 mission.
It is scheduled to start at the end of 2024
The Artemis 2 mission is currently scheduled to launch in November 2024. This will be the first crewed launch of Artemis after the successful test of the Artemis 1 mission in December. The unmanned capsule “Orion” traveled about 1.4 million miles through space, circled the moon and landed in space in the Pacific Ocean after about 26 days. You have collected important data.
NASA wants to go back to the moon
The unmanned test mission was seen as an important step for returning humans to the Moon, with the long-term goal of a trip to Mars. About a year after “Artemis 2,” another manned flight will follow including a moon landing with “Artemis 3.”
NASA plans to land astronauts on the surface of the Moon later this decade to establish a permanent outpost that would provide a springboard for future Mars exploration. The European Space Agency (ESA) and space agencies from several other countries are participating in Artemis.
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