DENVER (KDVR) – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) named two Colorado natives as part of the 18-astronaut Artemis Team.
Artemis is NASA’s program to return to the moon in 2024. The program is a collaboration between NASA, commercial and international partners.
Matthew Dominick, a Wheat Ridge native, joined the astronaut corps in 2017. He’s a U.S. Naval Test Pilot School graduate with a master’s degree in systems engineering.
Jessica Watkins, a Lafayette native, also joined the astronaut corps in 2017. She holds a doctorate in geology, was a postdoctoral fellow and a member of the science team for “Curiosity,” the Mars Science Laboratory rover.