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Canada signs deal to send first astronaut on U.S. mission around the moon

Christian Fernsby |
Canada will for the first time send an astronaut to circle the moon on a U.S. mission planned for 2023, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said.

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Topics: CANADA   

Artemis is designed to send several missions to the Moon. The Canadian astronaut - who has yet to be named - will take part in the second trip, which is scheduled to fly around the moon on a 10-day journey in 2023.

“All eyes will look to the sky as one of our astronauts becomes the first Canadian to travel around the moon,” Bains told a news conference.

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