The , the crew received a warm welcome from Members of Parliament in the House of Commons, and met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Minister responsible for the CSA, François-Philippe Champagne.
Students from Fisher Park Summit Alternative Public School were invited to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum to learn firsthand about Canada’s role in lunar exploration, underscoring the importance of inspiring the Artemis generation.
The astronauts also participated in a panel discussion with the Prime Minister, CSA President Lisa Campbell, and NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.
The Artemis II mission
Artemis II will be the first crewed mission to the lunar vicinity since . The 10-day mission, planned to launch no earlier than , is designed to test the Orion spacecraft’s systems.