12 Dec More than half of NASA’s moon-bound astronauts are active-duty militaryMilitary Times – Harm Venhuizen
NASA has announced the team of 18 astronauts who will spearhead the agency’s efforts to return to the moon by 2024. Among them were 10 active-duty military personnel.
Vice President Mike Pence named the nine men and women who will make up the Artemis program on Wednesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The service members on the Artemis team represent all four branches of service as well as several of the career fields the military has to offer, including test pilots, a submarine officer, a SEAL, and a flight surgeon.