The agency is fighting for women’s rights in all space programs
NASA is planning a lunar mission for 2024, in which two astronauts will disembark on the South Pole of the Moon. At least one of the crew members will be a woman.
Agency head Jim Bridenstein believes that women will play a crucial role in future space missions.
Bridenstein has underlined the personal importance of this principle, sharing that he wants his daughter to see many opportunities for herself. He also did not rule out the possibility of the first person on Mars being a woman.
Moreover, an all-female group of astronauts will make a trip to the ISS next March.
The US government supports the trend set by NASA. The States have high hopes to start exploring the Moon, followed by Mars, in the near future.
The Trump administration has expressed support for Project Artemis, which will include the construction of a lunar base in 2024, followed by the creation of a full infrastructure for life on the Moon.
Vice president Mike Pence claims that the start of the construction of the lunar station will require astronauts to spend a lot of time on the Moon. The 2024 mission will likely become the first step in the process of colonizing other planets: these first lunar expeditions might help astronauts during the colonization of Mars, for example.
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