Alumna Stephanie Wilson Selected for NASA's Artemis Team for Early Moon Missions

December 9, 2020

photo of astronaut stephanie wilson in flight suit
Alumna Stephanie Wilson is one of 18 astronauts selected by NASA for the Artemis Team that will help pave the way for astronauts to the return to the Moon. Photo credit NASA

Texas Engineering alumna Stephanie Wilson is one of 18 astronauts selected by NASA for the Artemis Team that will help pave the way for astronauts to the return to the Moon as part of the Artemis program. The NASA lunar exploration program plans to send the first woman and next man on the Moon in 2024 and within ten years, to establish a sustainable human lunar presence.

Wilson earned her master's degree in aerospace engineering at UT Austin and is a distinguished alumna of the Texas ASE/EM Academy of Distinguished Alumni. She became an astronaut in 1996, is a veteran of three space shuttle flights and has spent 42 days in space. She worked on the Galileo spacecraft at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory before becoming an astronaut. 

Meet the NASA Artemis team.