Victor J. Glover Will Become the First Black Astronaut to Land on the Moon

Victor J. Glover Will Become the First Black Astronaut to Land on the Moon

NASA seems serious when it states that it will send humans back to the Moon in the near future. That’s supposed to happen through the Artemis mission that’s scheduled for launch in 2024.

No astronaut has ever landed on our natural satellite since 1972 during the Apollo missions. Space agencies have invoked the lack of funds as one of the excuses for not being able to send humans to the Moon again for such a long time. That has inevitably triggered a huge wave of skepticism and conspiracy theories, as some were claiming that humans encountered hostile alien life forms on our natural satellite.

Whatever the truth is, what’s for sure is that NASA is preparing to get a black astronaut to join the future crew of those who will try to land on the Moon. The decision is probably part of a politically correct type of action.

Victor J. Glover will join the Artemis II crew to head for the Moon


Bill Nelson, the NASA Administrator, revealed the list of astronauts who will be sent by NASA to the Moon:

The Artemis II crew represents thousands of people working tirelessly to bring us to the stars. This is their crew, this is our crew, this is humanity’s crew,

NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman, Victor Glover, and Christina Hammock Koch, and CSA astronaut Jeremy Hansen, each has their own story, but, together, they represent our creed: E pluribus unum – out of many, one. Together, we are ushering in a new era of exploration for a new generation of star sailors and dreamers – the Artemis Generation.

Born in April 1976, Victor Jerome Glover, by his full name, is one of NASA’s astronauts of the class of 2013. He also serves as a Pilot for SpaceX Crew Dragon’s first operational flight to the International Space Station (ISS). Glover has also graduated from the US Air Force Test Pilot School.




Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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