NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will reveal the names of the four astronauts who will be flying around the moon on the Artemis 2 mission. The event will be live-streamed from Ellington Field near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT) on Monday (April 3). How can you watch this great event live? Continue reading to find out.
How to Watch NASA Reveal its Artemis 2 Moon Crew on Monday (April 3)
NASA earlier announced that it will be partnering with CSA to announce the astronauts that will participate in its forthcoming space flight around the moon. The Artemis 2 mission is scheduled to launch no sooner than November 2024 and will carry the selected four crew around the moon. While NASA plans to announce the selected crew members in Houston, you can watch it live from anywhere across the globe. You can watch this event via NASA’s Television or the CSA YouTube channel.
What you should know about Artemis 2 mission
After NASA completed its Artemis 1 uncrewed mission in December 2022, the space agency has been working to meet the mission requirements of its Artemis 2 mission which will be launching no sooner than November 2024. Unlike Artemis 1, the second mission will carry the four selected astronauts on a trip around the moon.
This mission will be the first time humans will be flying around the moon since the Apollo 17 crewed mission in December 1972. This implies that this mission is the first crewed mission to take humans to lunar orbit in the 21st century. After NASA’s second mission mission, comes the Artemis 3 mission that will take humans to the lunar surface for the first time since 1972.
NASA plans to send the first woman and first person of color to the lunar surface during its Artemis space program. All these missions are scheduled to fly to the moon before the end of this decade. Hence, NASA and its partners really have a lot of work to do to accomplish great success with its Artemis crewed missions.
Who Will NASA and CSA be selecting for the Artemis 2 Crewed Mission
NASA will be selecting its Artemis 2 crew from its list of more than 40 astronauts in active service, while Canada will be choosing its astronauts from the list of four candidates. While NASA is the space agency leading the Artemis space program, its Artemis Accords currently signed by 23 nations are mandating the space agency to bring in international partners of which Canada is one of them.
The Canada Space Agency secured a seat on the Artemis 2 mission after it pledged to supply a future Canadarm3 robotic arm to service NASA’s proposed Gateway Space Station around the moon. The country has earlier supplied Canadarm and other robotics used by NASA for over 40 years. Hence, Canada will be revealing its first moon astronauts tomorrow.
The Artemis 2 hardware has mostly been tested in space already during the uncrewed Artemis 1. Hence, NASA is confident in recording huge success for its Artemis 2 crewed mission coming in 2024. Who are your favorite Astronauts that you want to see on this list of Artemis 2 astronauts on April 3rd?