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

NASA and the Canadian Space Agency will be announcing the names of four astronauts who will travel to the Moon and back during the upcoming Artemis 2 mission, currently scheduled for late 2024. This crew, consisting of three U.S. citizens and one Canadian, will be the first to venture beyond Earth orbit since the Apollo 17 mission of 1972. Artemis 2 is meant to set the stage for Artemis 3—NASA’s first attempt to return a crew to the lunar surface since Apollo.


That Canadian-born senator’s presence at the event is to be expected, but that doesn’t mean we have to like it. The embattled senator has a long history of questionable behavior, and to have him associated with this event is upsetting.

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