First person on Mars likely to be a woman

James Marshall
March 13, 2019

The most recent rover to be sent by Nasa is called InSight and has been sent to Mars to study marsquakes - that is earthquakes, but on Mars!

So, is it time for a woman to walk on the Moon?

The Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) measurements helped the scientists see the changes in the lunar hydration.

The moon apparently isn't almost as dry as scientists once thought. That's the message from researchers using data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to detect water molecules and the behavior of the moisture over the course of a lunar day. This water is more common at higher latitudes and tends to hop around as the surface heats up.

Here's how these water molecules work: They remain bound to the regolith until lunar noon when the moon's surface temperatures tend to peak. They would go from one place to another, searching for the next cold spot that would allow them to stick to the Moon's weak atmosphere.

'Lunar water can potentially be used by humans to make fuel or to use for radiation shielding or thermal management; if these materials do not need to be launched from Earth, that makes these future missions more affordable'.

This file artist concept image from NASA shows the next generation of heavy-lift rocket the Space Launch System- which has once again been delayed
First person on Mars likely to be a woman

After almost 50 years of careful storage and being left untouched, NASA says it will finally study lunar samples that were collected during the legendary Apollo missions.

In fact, he said the next person on the moon is also likely to be a woman.

Speaking of more space explorations, they may not be far off as Elon Musk's Crew Dragon just made access to space more possible for humans. The spaceship became the first commercial spacecraft to dock at the International Space Station. If all goes well in the succeeding tests, Musk could be sending more people in space in the near future.

Jim Bridenstine, administrator of NASA, announced the new mission, claiming it will open the door for a new generation of scientists to help conquer the solar system.

Expedition 59 - scheduled for March 29 - includes astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch, aided on the ground by flight directors Mary Lawrence and Kristen Facciol at NASA's Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

"NASA found "hopping" liquid" on the moon recently.

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