An illustration of NASA’s Orion spacecraft at the Moon. NASA has selected National Geographic to tell the story of the mission. Credit: NASA
NASA and National Geographic have partnered to help tell the story of the first crewed flight around the Moon in more than a half century.
The agency wants to document and leverage content that will help tell the story of the first crewed Artemis mission, Artemis 2, which is expected to fly humans around the Moon and back to Earth aboard the Orion space capsule. The 10-day mission is slated to lift off atop the second Space Launch System rocket no earlier than May 2024. Aboard will be three NASA astronauts and one Canadian astronaut — the first non-American to travel to the Moon.
On Oct. 29, 2021, NASA announced National Geographic won a selection process that started with a call for proposals in November 2020. National Geographic entered into a non-reimbursable Space Act Agreement with NASA to collaborate with the agency on the project.
“Returning humans to the Moon with Artemis 2 will inspire the next generation of explorers,” Kathy Lueders, associate administrator for the Space Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, who served ...