A Tar Heel astronaut

Where do you go next when your research has already taken you from the Arctic to Antarctica? You head off the planet. Carolina alumna and NASA astronaut candidate Zena Cardman is hoping to do just that as a member of the Artemis program, which aims to land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024. “Right now, my job is training full-time,” Cardman said. (

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