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Meet the Four Artemis Astronauts Who Will Fly Around the Moon

Meet the Four Artemis Astronauts Who Will Fly Around the Moon

Meet the Four Artemis Astronauts Who Will Fly Around the Moon

The Artemis II crew sits for an official portrait in front of a dark background. They wear orange suits with various patches noting their names, nationalities, and NASA or CSA. From left to right, are NASA astronauts Christina Koch, Victor Glover (top), and Reid Wiseman (bottom), and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen. Koch holds a helmet in her hand. Credit: NASAALT

Today, we revealed the four astronauts who will fly around the Moon during the Artemis II mission, scheduled to launch in 2024. Get to know them:

Christina Koch

NASA astronaut Christina Hammock Koch poses for a portrait in her orange Artemis flight suit. The suit has blue trim around the neck and shoulders, with three patches: one with the U.S. flag on her left shoulder, one with her name and a pair of wings on her chest, and one with the NASA “meatball” insignia faintly visible beneath the second. The background is dark, and the photo is lit to focus on Koch’s face, which is facing the camera with a dignified expression. Credit: NASAALT

Meet the first member of our Artemis II crew: mission specialist Christina Koch. Koch visited the International Space Station in 2019, where she participated in the first all-woman spacewalk with Jessica Meir. She began her NASA career as an electrical engineer at Goddard Space Flight Center.

Jeremy Hansen

Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen poses for a portrait in his orange Artemis flight suit. The suit has blue trim around the neck and shoulders, with three patches: one with the Canadian flag on his left shoulder, one with his name and a pair of wings on his chest, and one bearing the logo of the Canadian Space Agency faintly visible beneath the second. The background is dark, and the photo is lit to focus on Hansen’s face, which is facing the camera with a dignified expression. Credit: NASAALT

Representing the Canadian Space Agency is Jeremy Hansen from London, Ontario. Col. Hansen was a fighter pilot with Canadian Armed Forces before joining the Canadian Space Agency, and currently works with NASA on astronaut training and mission operations. This will be Col. Hansen’s first mission in space.

Victor Glover

NASA astronaut Victor Glover poses for a portrait in his orange Artemis flight suit. The suit has blue trim around the neck and shoulders, with three patches: one with the U.S. flag on his left shoulder, one with his name and a pair of wings on his chest, and one with the NASA “meatball” insignia faintly visible beneath the second. The background is dark, and the photo is lit to focus on Glover’s face, which is facing the camera with a dignified expression. Credit: NASAALT

Victor Glover is our Artemis II pilot. Glover is part of our 2013 class of NASA astronauts and was the pilot for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission. He’s logged 3,000 flight hours in more than 40 different aircraft.

Reid Wiseman

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman poses for a portrait in his orange Artemis flight suit. The suit has blue trim around the neck and shoulders, with three patches: one with the U.S. flag on his left shoulder, one with his name and a pair of wings on his chest, and one with the NASA “meatball” insignia faintly visible beneath the second. The background is dark, and the photo is lit to focus on Wiseman's face, which is facing the camera with a dignified expression. Credit: NASAALT

…and rounding out our Artemis II crew: mission commander Reid Wiseman. 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 the NASA astronauts.

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