Artemis Space Program welcomes 13 new astronauts

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(WEHT) NASA has welcomed 11 new astronauts while the Canadian Space Agency welcomed two new astronauts. They are the first to graduate since NASA announced its Artemis program.

These new graduates could be potentially assigned to missions to the international space station, the moon, and even to Mars. The new astronauts have various backgrounds including rocket science, special forces, medicine, and geology.

“When I was a sixth grader and said I was going to become an astronaut do you think everyone was like, yeah she’s gonna become an astronaut? Probably not,” said astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli.

The Space Agency plans on sending the first woman and the next man to the moon by 2024 with a goal of exploring Mars by the mid-2030’s.

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(This story was originally published on January 13, 2020)

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