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Four astronauts wearing blue flight suits stand inside a building, with the Orion crew module behind them. They are, from left, Jeremy Hansen, Victor Glover, Reid Wiseman, and Christina Koch. Glover is a Black man, and Koch is a White woman. Orion is cone-shaped, with a flat top. It is black and has yellow wiring on it, as well as blue dots around some panels.

2023 in Review: Artemis II Crew Visits Kennedy

Artemis II crew members, shown inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, stand in front of their Orion crew module on Aug. 8, 2023. From left are: Jeremy Hansen, mission specialist; Victor Glover, pilot; Reid Wiseman, commander; and Christina Hammock Koch, mission specialist. The crew module is undergoing acoustic testing ahead of integration with the European Service Module. Artemis II is the first crewed mission on NASA’s path to establishing a long-term lunar presence for science and exploration under Artemis.

Image Credit: NASA / Kim Shiflett

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