The administrator of NASA is anticipating that the following particular person to go to the Moon — and the primary one who will go to Mars — shall be a girl.
Talking on “Science Friday,” a weekly radio discuss present, Jim Bridenstine mentioned feminine will “completely” make mankind’s first footsteps on the “pink planet.”
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“The reply is totally. The truth is, it’s more likely to be a girl, the primary subsequent particular person on the Moon,” Bridenstine mentioned. “It’s additionally true that the primary particular person on Mars is more likely to be a girl.”
The administrator mentioned that “NASA is dedicated to creating certain that now we have a broad and numerous set of expertise,” and added: “We’re wanting ahead to the primary girl on the Moon.”
The U.S. company later this month will conduct its first-ever all-female spacewalk on the Worldwide House Station (ISS).
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Anne McClaine, and fellow astronaut Christina Koch, will conduct the spacewalk as a part of Expedition 59 on March 29, which is predicted to take seven hours. Canadian House Company flight controller Kristen Facciol shall be supporting McClain and Koch on the console at NASA’s Johnson House Heart in Houston.
The spacewalk would be the second of three deliberate spacewalks in the course of the expedition to improve batteries on the ISS, which NASA mentioned had been delivered on the Japanese HII-Switch Automobile final summer time.
The Related Press contributed to this report.