Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir shared their dreams of walking on the Moon after setting a record as the first team of NASA astronauts to walk in outer space.
With Jessica Meir, the dream of walking on the Moon followed her since childhood."Right in my first paintings in 1st grade I wanted to be an astronaut. It was my dream and my whole life," - Koch said about going to the Moon.
Astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch take pictures on the ISS - (Image: NASA).
NASA has an ambitious plan to send the first woman to the Moon by 2024 in the Atermis program . The deadline, according to CNET on October 21, depends on the funding received as well as the development of a rocket system designed to send NASA astronauts to the Moon.
Female astronaut Koch said she did not know what criteria to choose the first woman to set foot on the moon, but all NASA astronauts were highly qualified.
Koch and Meir are best friends, sharing an astronaut class in 2013 and it is likely that this friendship will remain on the Moon. In August 2019, NASA director Jim Bridenstine proposed that the US space agency consider an all-female crew for the Artemis program.
AFP on 21/10 reported that NASA is proposing the idea of international cooperation for its partners to set foot on the Moon.
"I think there's a lot on the Moon and we need our international partners to come with us to the Moon," Bridenstine told reporters at the 70th International Astronaut Conference in Washington on 21. /ten.
The US is developing the Orion spacecraft and a small space station (Gateway) to enter the lunar orbit during the first mission to send people back to the Moon in 2024.