The First Person Who Set Foot On Mars Will Be a Woman

The First Person Who Set Foot On Mars Will Be a Woman

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced that the person who ever set foot on Mars will likely be a woman.

Jim Bridenstine was a guest on the science and technology radio show “Science Friday,” when he teased that a woman is “likely to be” the first person on Mars. “The first person on Mars is likely to be a woman,” NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said during a recent interview on radio talk show “Science Friday.”

Bridenstine, who was appointed by President Donald Trump last year, added earlier that the next American astronaut to return to the moon since the last manned landing in 1972 will also be a woman. If all goes as planned, that female astronaut will be the first woman on the moon.

“These are great days,” Bridenstine said. “We have the first all-female spacewalk happening this month at the end of March, which is of course, National Women’s Month.”

“So NASA is committed to making sure that we have a broad and diverse set of talent,” he added.

There isn’t identified the person who will set foot on Mars but women are at the forefront of the agency’s upcoming plans.

“NASA is committed to making sure we have a broad and diverse set of talent and we’re looking forward to the first woman on the moon,” Bridenstine said.

The first six women joined NASA’s Astronaut Corps back in 1978. Today, women compromise 34 percent of NASA’s active astronauts

“These are great days,” Bridenstine said. “We have the first all-female spacewalk happening this month at the end of March, which is of course, National Women’s Month.”

NASA also declared that the International Space Station spacewalk, part of Expedition 59, is scheduled for March 29, and will include astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch. The spacewalk will last around seven hours. These 2 astronauts are scheduled for the first all-female spacewalk in history.

NASA astronauts Anne McClain, left, and Christina H. Koch will take part in a spacewalk March 29.
NASA astronauts Anne McClain, left, and Christina H. Koch will take part in a spacewalk March 29.

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