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First person on Mars likely to be a woman: NASA chief
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Washington, March 13 -- The first person to set foot on Mars is likely to be a woman, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has said.
While Bridenstine did not identify a specific person, he said that women are at the forefront of the US space agency's upcoming plans.
Asked if a woman will go to the Moon for the first time, Bridenstine said "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." NASA recently announced that it will have its first all-female spacewalk at the end of the month, when astronauts Anne McClain...
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