Watch Stay as NASA Reveals the Artemis Astronauts Who Will Fly to the Moon

NASA’s Moon plans formally kicked off in November 2022, and the celebration is simply getting began. The Orion capsule flew to the Moon and again as a part of the Artemis 1 mission, however now the spacecraft is gearing up for its second lunar journey with a crew of astronauts on board.

On April 3, NASA and the Canadian House Company (CSA) will reveal the four-person crew that will ride on board Orion for the Artemis 2 mission. The occasion will happen at NASA’s Johnson House Middle’s Ellington Area in Houston on Monday at 11:00 a.m. ET and also you’ll be capable to watch the massive announcement reside.


The crew reveal will air on the area company’s website and NASA Tv, however you too can tune in reside by means of the reside feed beneath. The CSA may also livestream the occasion on its YouTube channel.

Artemis II Astronaut Announcement: April 3, 2023 (Official NASA Trailer)

The Artemis 2 crew will embody three NASA astronauts and one Canadian astronaut, making Canada the second country to send an astronaut for a trip around the Moon.



Canada presently has 4 lively astronauts, so the selection will probably be between one in all them. The Canadian astronaut will fly on Artemis 2 as a part of an settlement with NASA, as Canada is a member of the lunar program. Canada may also present Canadarm 3, a robotic arm that will probably be hooked up to the Lunar Gateway, a deliberate orbital outpost across the Moon. One other Canadian astronaut will fly to the Gateway someday sooner or later.

NASA, however, will select from 42 active astronauts, all of whom are eligible for the journey, in accordance with a press release by Reid Wiseman, chief astronaut at NASA, in August 2022.


The area company had beforehand introduced a select group of 18 astronauts for its Artemis program in December 2020 that included Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, who took half within the first all-female spacewalks, in addition to Jessica Watkins, the primary Black girl to embark on a long-term mission in area and the primary to live and work on the ISS. 

Artemis 2 is presently slated for launch in November 2024. In contrast to its successor, Artemis 1, which didn’t embody a crew on board for the 25-day journey to the Moon and again, Artemis 2 may have a crew strapped into the Orion capsule. That crew, nonetheless, won’t land on the Moon. As an alternative, that’s the job of Artemis 3, which is scheduled for launch someday in 2025, and can see the primary girl on the floor of the Moon.


It’s all very thrilling and we will’t wait to be taught the names and faces of the historic crew of astronauts touring to the Moon for the reason that days of Apollo.

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