NASA To Land First Woman On Moon As Part Of Artemis Mission

NASA announced that it plans to land the first female ever on the moon in 2024. It has been 45 years since U.S. astronauts set foot on the moon, but according to NASA the upcoming Artemis mission will aim to establish a sustainable human presence on the Moon by 2028 with the “first woman and the next man,” greeting the lunar surface.

NASA’s Artemis mission seeks to “demonstrate new technological advancements and lay the foundation for private companies to build a lunar economy.” Named after the twin sister of Apollo in Greek mythology, Artemis will have humans explore the moon’s South Pole surface for the first time ever and lay the groundwork for human missions to Mars this century.

During the original Apollo missions, multiple American male astronauts stepped foot on the Moon, the last occurring during the Apollo 17 in 1972. 

First female astronaut will walk on moon by 2024: NASA