Sunday, May 21, 2023

NASA's Artemis II Moon Crew Visits U.S. Capitol

NASA's Artemis II Moon Crew Visits U.S. Capitol

NASA astronauts, Victor Glover, Reid Wiseman, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen, and NASA Astronaut Christina Hammock Koch pose for a photograph at the conclusion of a media gathering, May 18, 2023, on the Capitol Hill grounds in Washington. Wiseman, Glover, Hammock Koch, and Hansen, who will fly around the Moon on NASA’s Artemis II flight test, visited Washington to discuss their upcoming mission with members of Congress and others.

Learn more about the upcoming Artemis II Mission:

1. Victor Glover is part of the 2013 class of NASA astronauts and was the pilot for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission. He has logged 3,000 flight hours in more than 40 different aircraft, and will pilot NASA's Orion spacecraft around the Moon.

NASA Astronaut Victor Glover Official Biography

2. Mission specialist Christina Koch visited the International Space Station in 2019, where she took part in the first all-woman spacewalk. She began her career as an electrical engineer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

NASA Astronaut Christina Koch Official Biography

3. Representing the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) on Artemis II to the Moon is Jeremy Hansen from London, Ontario. Jeremy Hansen was an air force pilot before joining CSA, and currently works with NASA on astronaut training and mission operations. This will be Hansen’s first space mission.

Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Jeremy Hansen Official Biography

4. Reid Wiseman lived and worked aboard the International Space Station as a flight engineer in 2014. He also commanded the undersea research mission NEEMO21, and most recently served as chief of NASA's astronauts.

NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman Official Biography

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Image Date: May 18, 2023

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