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NASA Artemis, named after Apollo’s twin sister, may put the first woman on the Moon

There’s finally a name for the mission that will likely carry the first woman astronaut to the Moon. The first men to walk on the Moon did so under the Apollo missions between 1960 and 1972. Now, 50 years later, NASA has planned to send the first woman to the Moon in a manned lunar mission in 2024. “I think it is very beautiful that 50 years after Apollo, the Artemis program will carry the next man and the first woman to the Moon,” Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator said in a statement. “I have a daughter who is 11 years old, and I want her to be able to see herself in the same role as the next women that go to the Moon.

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