NASA Says Women Could Lead The Pack To The Moon And Mars

First humans to walk on Mars the Moon again will most likely be women NASA

First humans to walk on Mars the Moon again will most likely be women NASA

He said NASA is committed to a broad and diverse set of talent, "and we're looking forward to the first woman on the moon".

"Last week, it came to our attention that we're not going to be able to maintain the schedule", which is already three years behind, he told the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. He stressed that the agency remains committed to Boeing's SLS, the largest rocket in USA history and a "critical capability" for future deep-space missions.

"We have incredible capability that exists right now that we can use off the shelf in order to accomplish this objective", Bridenstine said.

"ULA recognizes the unparalleled capabilities of NASA's Space Launch System for enabling efficient architectures in Cislunar and Mars exploration".

The team, led by UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory, or SSL, associate research chemist Kees Welten, will study how impacts from meteorites and micrometeorites may have affected the geology of the moon's surface, NASA said in the statement.

Wicker noted that there wasn't much time between now and mid-2020, but Bridenstine said there might be time enough.

"It's been done before", the administrator said referring to the December 2014 Orion test flight from Cape Canaveral atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket. He also said NASA plans to examine the poles of the moon and study electro-magnetics on its far side. But the agency is just now "understanding how hard this project is and that it is going to take some additional time", he said, adding that second launch of Orion with a crew should still belong to SLS.

All eyes have been on the partnership between SpaceX and NASA in recent weeks, with the successful launch, docking, and splashdown of the Crew Dragon spacecraft heightening the anticipation of NASA having its own crew-capable launch system ready for manned flight testing.

'The moon is the proving ground; Mars is the horizon goal'. The rocket, which is being built primarily by Boeing, would launch Orion - the lunar capsule built by Lockheed Martin that would carry the crew.

Changes to the SLS program where the most significant year on year.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the proposal at the Kennedy Space Center. These samples are said to have been brought to Earth in vacuum-sealed containers via Apollo 17 back in 1972.

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