Artemis astronauts announced as NASA inches closer to moon mission | USA TODAY

Five decades after NASA's last manned lunar mission, its Artemis program seeks to establish a presence on the moon to prepare for missions to Mars.
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NASA announced Monday the crew members will join the Artemis II mission, the second installment of the agency's historic push to establish a human presence on the moon.

The four astronauts will be the first crew members on board an Artemis space flight, after the program kicked off with the launch of an empty capsule in November 2022.

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