Week 14, 2023: The Crew of Artemis 2 is Officially Announced!
Official portrait of the crew of Artemis 2. They are (Top) Koch, Glover, Hansen and (Bottom) Wiseman
On April 3, 2023 NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) announced the four astronauts who will venture around the Moon on Artemis II, the first crewed mission on NASA’s path to establishing a long-term presence at the Moon for science and exploration through Artemis. The agencies revealed the crew members Monday during an event at Ellington Field near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston through a YouTube livestream
Planned mission profile of Artemis 2
Artemis 2 will be the first crewed mission under NASA's Artemis Program, which is planned to be a 10-day mission to test out the Orion spacecraft's capabilities in high Earth orbit first, then sets out on a lunar free-return trajectory that takes it within 7,400 km from the lunar surface before returning to Earth. Scheduled for launch on November 2024 (as of March 2023), this mission will become the first crewed spaceflight to go to the Moon since Apollo 17 in 1972
You can download the Project Artemis addon to view NASA's future Moon-to-Mars program in Celestia
The Crew of Artemis 2
Official portrait of the crew of Artemis 2. They are (From left, Top) Koch, Glover, Hansen and (Bottom) Wiseman
- Gregory "Reid" Wiseman (2), USA
- Victor Glover (2), USA
- Christina Koch (2), USA
- Jeremy Hansen (1), Canada
- Currently unknown, TBA
NOTE: The (numbers) indicate the total number of spaceflights each person above has undertaken during this mission
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