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NASA commits to returning astronauts to the moon by 2024

NASA commits to returning astronauts to the moon by 2024

Science
Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration plans to land the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024. "We are ushering in an unprecedented era of human spaceflight," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who heads America's space agency, said Monday while introducing the agency's latest budget request. At last year's "State of NASA" speech, Bridenstine said NASA was aiming to return astronauts to the moon by 2028. In the months between then and now, both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence called on NASA to accelerate the timeline. In the latest budget request, President Donald Trump called for a $ 25 billion NASA budget for 2021, a 12 percent increase over the previous fiscal year's budget. "This is a 21-century budget worthy of 21st-cent...
NASA vows to land first female astronaut on the moon by 2024

NASA vows to land first female astronaut on the moon by 2024

Technology
NASA has laid out plans for the first woman to set foot on the moon by 2024 as part of a new programme testing technology that will eventually be used on Mars.  The mission has been named Artemis, the mythological twin sister of Apollo, the first moonshot mission's namesake. Speaking at the Paris Air Show on Monday, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said the programme would consist of a "very diverse" core team of astronauts.He said: "This time when we go to the moon, we are going sustainably, and we are going to go with this very diverse, highly qualified astronaut core that includes women." Image: Buzz Aldrin was the second man, and one of a dozen men, to land on the moon The announcement came almost 50 years after the first m...