A press release on December 16th, 2020 announced the release of the Gateway Treaty, stating that a Canadian astronaut will be onboard NASA’s Artemis II mission to the Moon.

NASA plans to conduct its test mission of the Orion spacecraft to orbit the Moon before the end of 2022, and then plans to launch a crewed lunar orbital mission in 2023. This mission will have a Canadian on the crew. Four possible candidates for the mission include Canadian Space Agency astronauts Jeremy Hansen, David Saint-Jacques, Joshue Kutryk, and Jenni Sidey-Gibbons.

To learn more about this announcement, check out the news article here.