Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. ???

Artemis II

Orion

USA

USA
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Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  ??.09.2025
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Launch site:  Cape Canaveral (KSC)
Launch pad:  39-B
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Crew Artemis II

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Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Wiseman  Gregory Reid  CDR 2    
2  Glover  Victor Jerome  PLT 2    
3  Koch  Christina Hammock "Nana"  MS 2    
4 Canada  Hansen  Jeremy Roger  MS 1    

Crew seating arrangement

Launch
1  Wiseman
2  Glover
3  Koch
4  Hansen
Orion cockpit
Landing
1  
2  
3  
4  

Backup Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1      CDR
2      PLT
3  Douglas  André Maurice Baulding  MS
4 Canada  Sidey-Gibbons  Jennifer (Jenni) Anne MacKinnon  MS

Hardware

Launch vehicle:  SLS Block 1
Spacecraft:  Orion CM-003

Flight

Artemis II is the second scheduled mission of NASA's Artemis program and the first scheduled crewed mission of NASA's Orion spacecraft, currently planned to be launched by the Space Launch System (SLS) in November 2024. The crewed Orion spacecraft will perform a lunar flyby test and return to Earth. Artemis II is planned to be the first crewed spacecraft to travel to the Moon, or beyond low Earth orbit, since Apollo 17 in 1972. The mission profile is similar to Apollo 8.

Orion is a partially reusable crewed spacecraft used in NASA's Artemis program. The spacecraft consists of a Crew Module (CM) space capsule and the European Service Module (ESM). Capable of supporting a crew of six beyond low Earth orbit, Orion can last up to 21 days undocked and up to six months docked. It is equipped with solar panels, an automated docking system, and glass cockpit interfaces modeled after those used in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. A single AJ10 engine provides the spacecraft's primary propulsion, while eight R-4D-11 engines, and six pods of custom reaction control system engines, provide the spacecraft's secondary propulsion. Although compatible with other launch vehicles, Orion is primarily intended to launch atop a Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, with a tower launch escape system.

Photos / Graphics

Orion crew in training
 


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