First person to land on Mars; NASA answers, its woman

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New Delhi : NASA Mars mission, scheduled to send humans to Mars in the 2030s, will allow woman as the first person to land in the Red planet. Yes, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirms that the first person to set foot on Mars is likely to be a woman.

However, Bridenstine did not pointed out the name of the specific person. He only mentioned that women would be considered as first candidate as per the US space agency plans. It seems like NASA will follow the 'ladies first' rule in the Mars mission.

When Bridenstine was asked if a woman will go to the Moon for the first time, he answered "The answer is absolutely. In fact, it is likely to be a woman, the first next person on the Moon."

"It is also true that the first person on Mars is likely to be a woman," Bridenstine said during a recent interview on the science and technology radio talk show "Science Friday."

Lately, NASA, on the eve of International Women's Day, announced that it will have its first all-female spacewalk, when astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will get to float around in space.

"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. And we are looking forward to the first woman on the Moon," he said.