Artemis 2 moon astronaut says his 1st space launch will feel epic

'You can imagine what it's really going to be like.

One of the Artemis 2 astronauts will mark his first trip in space with a trip to the moon.

Canadian Space Agency mission specialist Jeremy Hansen recently shared in a video on X, how he and the rest of the Artemis 2 crew plan to get to the moon in 2024

Artemis 2 is expected to launch four individuals around the moon in 2024 or so.

The Artemis 1 mission in late 2022 successfully tested out most of the Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System (SLS) rocket systems during a trip around the moon

Artemis 2 will take that a step further with humans on board, and will include a test of Orion's life support system for the first time.

To minimize risk, the crew plans to execute a series of progressively higher Earth orbit exercises before flying on to the moon.

They will also circle the moon, but not orbit it, allowing for gravity to naturally bring them back to Earth after roughly nine days in space.