NASA has just announced the four astronauts that will travel to the Moon in 2024. Yes, next year the four astronauts who will go inside the Artemis II They will reach the Moon. Of course, these are not the ones chosen to step on the Earth’s satellite again and, for this event, we will have to wait for Artemis III.
Christina Hammock Koch, Victor J. Glover, Gregory Reid Wiseman and Jeremy Hanson They are the names of the four astronauts who will travel to the Moon inside the Orion spacecraft and will carry out the Artemis II mission with which they will approach the Moon for the first time in 50 years. Yes, you’ve been waiting all this time to pay attention to the Moon again.
The astronauts have a vital function within the ship and that has an integral relationship with the success of the mission. Victor Glover will be the pilot of the Artemis II missionAmong his experience, he has more than 3,000 flight hours in different aircraft and, as if this were not enough, he has been the NASA pilot on the SpaceX Crew-1 mission.
Cristina H. Koch is an electrical engineer She has experience in space thanks to being part of NASA and having participated in the first female spacewalk in 2019, she also holds the record for being the woman who has spent the longest time in space. Reid Wiseman has worked on the International Space Station as an engineer and has led the NEEMO21 mission.
The astronauts who will travel to the Moon have already been announced: the Artemis II mission will be historic
The last member is Jeremy Hansen who has been a fighter pilot and that after this he has served as a trainer for NASA astronauts in different missions. This will be the first time he has gone into space. Now that we know them, we are going to see what the Artemis II mission is like and what you will have to do in space.
First of all, the Artemis II mission intends to come into contact with the orbit of the Moon and make several turns around the Earth’s satellite. In addition, throughout the mission it will be possible to test the different life support systems that have been integrated into the Orion spacecraft and that will serve to see its potential in the Artemis III mission.
What is clear is that Artemis II will be a milestone in space exploration both for the astronauts who will carry out the mission and for what it means to come back into contact with the Moon’s orbit. In addition, all this will serve to pave the way for the Artemis III mission that aims to take astronauts to the lunar surface.