NASA’s Johnson Space Center announced the astronauts who would be undertaking their Artemis II mission and going to the moon. Their names are Reid Wiseman, Victor Glover, Christina Koch, and Jeremy Hansen.

Victor Glover was announced to be the pilot of the mission. In a separate tweet, they introduced Glover. “Our #Artemis II pilot is @AstroVicGlover! Victor Glover is part of our 2013 class of @NASA_Astronauts and was the pilot for NASA’s @SpaceX Crew-1 mission. He’s logged 3,000 flight hours in more than 40 different aircraft, and will pilot @NASA_Orion around the Moon,” they captioned tweet.

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Who is Victor Glover?

Victor Glover is an astronaut from Pomona, Southern California. He is a Naval Aviator. He graduated from Ontario High School in 1994 and later attended California Polytechnic State University.

In 2013, he was selected as one of eight members of the 21st NASA astronaut class. He was also part of SpaceX Crew-1 and Expedition 64.

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He is set to pilot NASA’s Orion spacecraft around the moon following a journey from Cape Canaveral on the Florida coast. Although the exact date of the mission has not been announced, it was declared that it will take place no earlier than November, next year.

Glover thanked family members for their support during Monday’s announcement. “This is a big day,” Glover said. “We have a lot to celebrate, and it’s so much more than the four names that have been announced. We need to celebrate this moment in human history. It is the next step that gets humanity on the journey to Mars.”

He also participated in the first post-certification mission of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and a mission aboard the International Space Station. He completed 168 days in orbit and four spacewalks as a flight engineer on the Space Station.