NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine during a recent appearance on a science and tech radio show ‘Science Friday’ stated that the next person on the Moon is likely to be a woman. He even stated that for Mars also the first possible person would be a woman. However, Jim didn’t elaborate on the exact reason why NASA wants to send a woman instead of a man to Mars and Moon. Instead, he hinted that women would remain at the forefront of the agencies forthcoming plans. However, NASA administrator did not pinpoint any specific person for the plan.
Jim also broached to another forthcoming milestone for women astronauts. He even stated that NASA will also carry out its all-first female spacewalk at the end of the month, which would mark a milestone for women astronauts. The spacewalk for women would last for seven hours.
Expedition 59, which is due for 29th March would include astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch, and they would be assisted on the ground by flight directors Mary Lawrence and Kristen Facciol at NASA’s Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Bridenstine on Monday, in a statement, stated that the agency would be heading to the Moon in the next decade with novel new technologies and systems to explore more locations across the lunar surface than ever before.
He also stated his time, when they would be heading to the Moon, they would stay. They would be using their learning and knowledge as they move forward to the Moon and take the next giant leap sending astronauts to Mars.