Astronauts selected for Artemis program include former Melbourne High teacher
On Wednesday, NASA announced the astronauts hand-picked for the prestigious Artemis moon program, which plans to send the first woman and next man to the moon in 2024. Vice President Pence announced the Artemis astronauts at the National Space Council meeting held at Kennedy Space Center where every manned mission to the moon launched. Half of the astronauts selected were women – one of whom will make history as the first woman on the moon. Jessica Meir, who was also selected, served as a flight engineer for Expedition 61 and 62 on the International Space Station. The moon-landing mission, Artemis III could carry up to four astronauts and plans to land for the first time on the lunar South Pole.