NASA Chief Says First Person On Mars Probably A Woman

According to Jim Bridenstine, the First person on Mars is likely to be a woman. Speaking on the U.S. science and technology radio show Science Friday as a guest, Bridenstine says women are at the forefront of the upcoming plans of the U.S. space agency.

He did not, however, identify a particular person who would go to the human mission of Mars. A woman will go to the moon for the first time on being asked whether, Bridenstine said, “The answer is yes. Indeed, it’s likely to be a woman, the Moon’s first next person, “reported PTI. “It’s also true that a woman is likely to be the first on Mars,” he adds.

At the end of this month, NASA will have its first all-women spacewalk, as astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch float in space. According to the US Space Agency, the spacewalk will last about seven hours.

NASA has some major plans for its 2020 mission that will build on many Mars Curiosity rover discoveries and the two Mars exploration rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. By taking the next key steps to understand the potential of the red planet as a past or present life habitat.

The agency will send a rover carrying seven instruments on the red planet to conduct unprecedented investigations of science and exploration technology. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station or NASA Kennedy Space Center will launch in Florida in July-August 2020. The rover is likely to land on Mars in February 2021 at a site which is determine by the agency, then it will spend at least one year on the red planet.