NASA announces four-member crew under lunar mission Artemis-2

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  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Monday introduced the four astronauts, who will be a part of the lunar mission, Artemis II, next year.
  • The four astronauts will now begin training for the historic Artemis II lunar flyby, which is scheduled to launch in November 2024. This will be the first crewed moon trip in fifty years.
  • Artemis-2 will be the first manned flight test and an important step toward establishing a long-term human presence on the Moon.

 Artemis 2 astronauts:-

  • These four Artemis 2 astronauts are – Reid Wiseman, Victor Glover, Jeremy Hansen and Christina Koch.
  • NASA’s Reid Wiseman will be the commander of the Artemis 2 mission.
  • Victor Glover will serve as the pilot for Artemis 2. Glover was previously the pilot of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission.
  • Jeremy Hansen will represent the Canadian Space Agency during the mission. 
  • NASA astronaut Christina Koch will be the mission specialist for Artemis 3.

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