NASA will send a woman to the moon for the first time in 2024, inside her project "Artemis" (Artemisa) which will also mean the return of manned missions to Earth's satellite.
"This program is going to allow a new generation of girls young people, like my daughter, who see themselves (reflected) in such a way that they would not do otherwise, "said NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, in an act with employees of the agency transmitted on the Internet.
Bridenstine insisted that she would like her 11-year-old daughter to be reflected in the astronauts – a woman and a man – who are going to travel to the Moon in 2024 and he recalled that in the sixties, young women did not have such reference models.
Trump supports the missions
The president of United States, Donald Trump, announced on his Twitter account the resumption of flights to the Moon and Mars. "Under my administration, we are restoring the greatness of NASA and we are going back to the Moon, then to Mars, I am updating my budget to include 1,600 million additional dollars for us to return to space!", He tweeted.
Bridenstine highlighted "the great vote of confidence" that the Trump Administration has placed in the POT with the granting of that extra 1,600 million dollars. He pointed out that the trip will be only the beginning, since the goal is to have a continued presence on the Moon and send a mission every year.
The first trip to the moon
In March, the Vice President of the USA, Mike Pence, ratified the Trump Administration's commitment to return to the moon in the next five years, and predicted that the first woman and the next man to step on the Earth's satellite will be Americans.
The next July will be held on 50th anniversary of the arrival of man on the Moon by the hand of the Apollo 11 mission. During that mission, which departed from Earth on July 16, 1969 and landed four days later on the Moon, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, both American astronauts, managed to walk on the lunar surface.
In 2011, NASA put an end to the flights of its space shuttles and, since then, it depends on Russia to take its astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).
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