NASA To Put Woman On Moon By 2024; Commercial Space Will Play Major Role

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At the end of Ron Howard’s film ‘Apollo 13,’ Tom Hanks intones with a final, rueful quiver, ‘I look up at the Moon and wonder, when will we be going back? And who will that be?’ Let’s hope that will be in five short years. As for who? NASA astronauts, at least one man and one woman, exploring our Moon’s South Pole.

Even so, the key to all of this is making human-rated spaceflight sustainable both technologically and economically. Although the Soviet Union’s early successes in space certainly caught the world by surprise, as historian Douglas Brinkley points out in his new book, ‘American Moonshot,’ the Soviet culture of secrecy may have ultimately worked against them. As Brinkley argues, it may have been NASA’s ability to put it all on the line in an open and honest way that enabled the Americans to outpace their Soviet counterparts in the race to the lunar surface.

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Date: 2019-05-14
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Who Is Artemis? NASA Names Moon Mission After Greek Goddess as It Plans to Put First Woman on Lunar Surface

NASA’s’planned mission to the moon’which aims to put the first woman on the lunar surface’by’2024′ has been named Artemis’after the ancient Greek goddess who is the’daughter of Zeus and Leto.

Also on Monday, the president proposed that his administration would meet this requirement’in addition to the space agency’s $21.5 billion annual funding allocation’with a new budget amendment, although this is not guaranteed as Congress still has to sign the money off.

“Under my Administration, we are restoring @NASA to greatness and we are going back to the moon, then Mars. I am updating my budget to include an additional $1.6 billion so that we can return to space in a BIG WAY!” Trump tweeted Monday.

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Date: 2019-05-14T06:31:26-04:00
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NASA aims to put first woman on the moon

NASA is planning on sending the first woman ever and the first man in nearly five decades to the moon by 2024, thanks to an additional increase to the agency’s budget by US President Donald Trump.

Only 12 humans, all male, have ever walked on the moon and they were all American, according to Bettina Incl’n, NASA Communications Director.

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The budget increase is on top of the initial $US21 billion ($30.19 billion) budget request from NASA to accelerate the return to the lunar surface.

“This investment is a down payment on NASA’s efforts and will allow us to move forward in design, development and exploration,” said NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.


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NASA to get an extra $1.6 billion to put the first woman on the moon

NASA’s planned 2024 moon mission will be called Artemis, after a Greek goddess of the moon and twin sister of Apollo. US president Donald Trump has announced an additional $1.6 billion in funding to kickstart the mission.

The budget, which is for the financial year 2020, includes $1 billion for the development of a commercial lunar lander, which NASA would purchase from a private company. Blue Origin’s Blue Moon lander, unveiled on 9 May, could be one option.

Most of the remaining money will go towards NASA’s SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft, which are intended to carry crew members to the moon-orbiting Lunar Gateway from which the lander will bring them to the surface.’Officials say this will include the first woman on the moon.


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