NASA announces crew of the first moon mission in 50 years

The crew of Artemis II.
(Image credit: MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images)

NASA on Monday revealed the four astronauts who will perform a flyby of the moon in 2024, marking humanity's first return to the lunar body since 1972.

The four crew members heading to the moon are American astronauts Reid Wiseman, Victor Glover, and Christina Koch, and Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen, the agency said in a press release. All are in their 40s, and Hansen is the only one who has not yet traveled to outer space.

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