The official portrait of the crew of Artemis II, the first humans set to visit the Moon in over 50 years.
In a historic move, NASA has announced its first crew of astronauts set to embark on a lunar mission in over fifty years.
Since the conclusion of the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, human space exploration has been limited to distances of only a few hundred miles from Earth. However, with the upcoming Artemis mission, NASA is poised to once again land humans on the moon, with hopes of eventually paving the way to a Mars mission.
The scientific community is eagerly anticipating the discoveries that may arise from this mission, as the moon’s surface is expected to offer valuable insights into the formation of our solar system.
They are Reid Wiseman, the mission’s commander; Victor Glover, the pilot; Christina Koch, mission specialist; and, Jeremy Hansen, also a mission specialist. The first three are NASA astronauts, while Mr. Hansen is a member of the Canadian Space Agency.