The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that the first human to land on the red planet, Mars could be a woman.
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine spoke on the technology radio show "Science Friday," and said that it is likely that the first human to go on the Mars project is a woman.
Without revealing any identifying factors, he noted that women are also at the forefront of several future projects.
Many took to twitter to pose questions regarding the interview to the NASA administrator. One of the questions was regarding sending women astronauts on space missions.
In response, Bridenstine tweeted that it is also highly likely that the next person on the moon is also a woman.
There are currently plans to send an all woman crew to the International Space Station (ISS) for spacewalk. This would be the first time in history that such a mission takes place.
NASA has announced that astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will be heading off on this mission by the end of this month. It has also been revealed by NASA that the flight director and flight controllers on this mission will be headed by women.