Following an assertion about the next person on Moon being a woman, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine now says that the first human on Mars will most likely be a woman too.
The announcement of first-ever all-female spacewalk called the Expedition 59 – scheduled for March 29 when two NASA astronauts – Anne McClain and Christina Koch by the end of this month is a testimony to the space agency’s female inclination. And Bridenstine has been speaking about the space ventures that female astronauts are most likely to make in coming days – and it is not just the NASA chief, but the space agency is all about giving a go to female astronauts lately.
While the ISS crew gets ready for 7-hour-long Expedition 59 spacewalk mission, the NASA admin said how “these are great days. We have the first all-female spacewalk happening this month at the end of March, which is of course, National Women’s Month”. Giving an insight of the future plans on a science and technology radio talk show “Science Friday”, Bridenstine said that will the next person to go on Moon will be a woman. And the first woman on Moon will attest NASA’s commitment “to making sure we have a broad and diverse set of talent”.
Not only Moon, Bridenstine said that “it is also true that the first human on Mars is likely to be a woman”. Although there was no clarification about who, when and how the first female Martian will be sent to Mars or the next female astronaut will be sent to the Moon – but the message is loud and clear that women are in the forefronts of NASA’s upcoming space exploration plans. These really are good days for women in space, and overall space exploration too – for we have reached far beyond the reaches of solar system.