Dec 17, 2020

Canada to become second nation ever to send people to the Moon

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To date, only Americans have travelled to the Moon. On Artemis 2, that will change when the Canadian Space Agency sends one of its four astronauts on the first-ever crewed flight of NASA’s Orion capsule and the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on a near two week test flight around the Moon.

The as yet un-assigned crewmember will become the first Canadian to travel to lunar orbit and will be one of up-to four crew on the scheduled 2023 Artemis 2 test flight — making Canada only the second nation to send one of its citizens to our closest neighbor.

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