NASA intends to land the primary minority on the moon as a feature of an international spaceflight program, a rep for the agency said Friday.
“NEW:@NASA will land the primary lady and the *first individual of color* on the Moon under the Artemis program,” NASA press secretary Jackie McGuinness tweeted.
The news comes after a declaration in September that the agency will send the principal ever female astronaut to the moon as a component of a similar program in 2024.
McGuinness told The media on Friday that NASA hadn’t yet figured out who the minority or the female astronaut would be — or whether it will be a similar person.
“There haven’t been specific crew selections yet,” she said. “Any specific crew assignments will be made closer to launch.”
She added that the mission may now be deferred to 2025 or later.
“The Biden Administration upholds the objectives of the Artemis program. In any case, given the subsidizing levels for the human landing system in the course of recent years, a 2024 lunar landing objective doesn’t seem practical.”
In 2019, NASA reported the Artemis program, which will land the principal American on the moon since the Apollo lunar mission in 1972.
The program incorporates research into business organizations and other financial freedoms connected to space travel.
NASA will probably empty that research and income into missions to investigate Mars, which is in excess of 139 million miles farther from Earth than the moon.