Nasa has named the first woman and the first African American ever assigned as astronauts to a lunar mission, introducing them as part of the four-member team chosen to fly as early as next year on what would be the first crewed voyage around the moon in more than 50 years.
Christina Koch, an engineer who already holds the record for the longest continuous spaceflight by a woman, was named as a mission specialist, along with Victor Glover, a US Navy aviator, who was selected as the Artemis II pilot.
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Artemis II will mark the debut crewed flight – but not the first lunar landing – of an Apollo successor programme aimed at returning astronauts to the moon’s surface later this decade and ultimately establishing a sustainable outpost there, creating a stepping stone to future human exploration of Mars.
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The first African-American to fly in space, along with three other accomplished astronauts, are set to join the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame In June.
contributions to the space program during their active astronaut careers but also for their contributions to the space program after they retired, as stated by the Foundation, which will host a gala dinner to honor the 2010 class the evening before the induction.
“He stated, “I feel very proud of being a pioneer with reference to spaceflight, especially for African-Americans.”
In order to get themselves ready, they will now begin a period of intense training.
Nasa is keeping its promise to bring more diversity to its exploration efforts by selecting a woman and a person of color. White men led the previous crewed missions to the Moon.
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This Artemis-1 mission left Earth on a 25-day trip around the Moon without anybody ready. Engineers were able to evaluate the hardware’s readiness as a result of this.
The director of Nasa’s Johnson Space Flight Center, where mission control is located, is Vanessa Wyche. She stated,
“All four astronauts will represent the best of humanity as they explore for the benefit of all, and among the [Artemis-2] crew are the first woman, the first person of color, and the first Canadian on a lunar mission.”
According to the White House, U.S. President Joe Biden called the four individuals on Sunday to express his congratulations.