Jeremy Hansen to be the first Canadian astronaut flying to the Moon
April 6, 2023
Global Korean Post
Jeremy Hansen will be the first CSA astronaut to fly around the Moon as part of NASA’s Artemis II mission.
This historic crewed mission to the Moon will be the first since the end of the Apollo program 50 years ago.
Over the last four decades, Canada’s astronauts have earned a world-class reputation as modern-day explorers while being a source of inspiration to countless Canadians.
Jeremy Hansen’s Artemis II flight is a direct result of Canada’s contribution of Canadarm3 to the Lunar Gateway.
Through this contribution, Canada will also receive a range of opportunities for lunar science, technology demonstration and commercial activities, as well as another flight to the Lunar Gateway.
The launch of Artemis II, expected to take place next year, will make Canada the second country to ever send an astronaut around the Moon.
Artemis II will pave the way for humanity’s sustainable presence on the lunar surface and inspire a new generation of Canadians to join the thrill and excitement of space exploration and discovery.