While this "man" was considered inclusive, Neil Armstrong's comments were also representative of the Apollo Era astronaut corps 50 years ago. Twelve Americans ran on the moon, all men.
Indeed, it was not until 1983, more than a decade after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made their historic moonwalk, that Sally Ride made her journey into space and became the first American to leave our planet. According to NASA, of the 347 Americans who flew in space, 49 were women.
NASA now intends to fly the moon. The new moon program Artemis has the ambitious timetable for the return to the moon in 2024 and the space agency promised that this time a woman will travel.
Landing a woman on the moon could inspire a generation of young women, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said. "I have an 1
"I think this could transform women to young people around the world, not just across the country but around the world."
While NASA is thinking about who the astronaut will be, Bridenstine said In a recent interview with CNN Business a few details … and we ran with them.
Here are the hints:
"She's already in the Astronaut Corps, it's going to be someone who's been proven, someone who's flown, someone who's already on the International Space Station." Bridenstine said. "Of course we are looking for the most qualified candidates, and we have some amazingly talented and highly qualified candidates."
NASA's Astronaut Corps consists of 38 active astronauts. Of these, 12 are women. They are between 40 and 53 years old; They are doctors, CIA agents, scientists and military pilots. NASA has an incredible pool. Here they are:
Serena Auñón Chancellor
Auñón Chancellor was selected in 2009 for the Astronaut Corps. She was deputy head of Orion Medical Operations. She flew into space only once when she completed a long stay on the International Space Station in 2018 and completed 197 days in space.
Tracy Caldwell Dyson
Selected as an Astronaut in 1998 Tracy flew to the ISS twice, once aboard Space Shuttle Endeavor in 2007, when she logged in space for 12 days and then back in space 2010, when she boarded a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Her second mission on the ISS was a long-lasting mission where Dyson had 176 days to do three spacewalks. She also has a Ph.D. in chemistry.
Epps was selected as an astronaut in 2009. Prior to joining NASA, she worked for the Ford Motor Company, where her work led to a US patent. She then spent seven years at the Central Intelligence Agency as Technical Intelligence Officer. Epps currently serves in the ISS Operations Branch and supports the ISS crews.
Jeanette has not yet flown into space. She had been deployed as a flight engineer for an expedition in 2018, but was replaced by Serena Auñón Chancellor. It is not clear why she was removed from the mission.
Koch was selected for the astronaut program in 2013 and is currently aboard the Space Station for her first spaceflight. She arrived at the ISS in March and is scheduled to stay until February 2020, meaning she is expected to spend nearly a year in space. If the timetable is correct, she'll surpass Peggy Whitson, who currently holds the title of the longest single-space flight in space for a woman with 288 days in space.
Koch recently completed her first spacewalk. Many see her as a pioneer in the choice for Artemis.
Man, selected for the 2013 Astronaut Program, is an engineer and is currently training for the first test flight with a crew of the Boeing Starliner spacecraft built for NASA's commercial occupation program and could start before the end of the year. She is also a former military pilot.
She led the Astronaut Corps in the development of the Orion spacecraft and NASA's Rocket Space Launch System, which the space agency will use for the lunar mission. But man did not fly to the ISS.
McArthur was selected as an astronaut in 2000 and served as Mission Specialist on board the Hubble Telescope in 2009 as part of the last Space Shuttle voyage. Logging nearly 13 days in space. She has a Ph.D. She studied oceanography and graduated from the Scripps Institution in San Diego, California. She also holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering from UCLA.
McArthur has not traveled to the International Space Station.
McClain was selected in 2013 as an engineer for NASA's Astronaut Corps, Lieutenant Colonel in the Army, and a senior Army aviator who has completed more than 2,000 flight hours in 20 different aircraft , She is currently on the space station and has conducted two spacewalks. It is expected to return on Monday, June 24, and register for just over 6 months in space. Your call sign in Animal. At 40, she is the youngest member of the Astronaut Corps.
Meir was inducted into NASA's 2013 astronaut program. The daughter of two immigrants has a degree in biology, marine biology and space exploration and is a private pilot.
She worked for Lockheed Martin from 2000 to 2003, supporting human physiology research. She also spent some time as Aquanaut in the underwater habitat of NASA off the coast of Florida called Neemo.
Meir has yet to reach the space, but later this year he will fly to the ISS and stay there for six months.
Rubins was selected by NASA for the Astronaut Corps in 2009 and spent 115 days on board the ISS in space in 2016. Rubins is a microbiologist who has been researching smallpox, Ebola and Marburg viruses.
Rubins was the first to sequense DNA in space and made two spacewalks.
Walked was selected in 2004 for the Astronaut Corps and spent 2010 163 days in space. She is a trained physicist and served as a flight engineer during the mission.
She holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics and a Master's and Doctorate in Space Physics from Rice University.
Wilson was selected for the Astronaut Corps in 1996 and completed more space travel than any of her female colleagues. She flew on three space shuttle missions: 2006, 2007 and 2010. In total, Wilson spent more than 42 days in space.
She holds a BA in engineering from Harvard and a master's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas. Her diploma thesis was funded by a NASA scholarship and focused on the governance and modeling of large, flexible structures in space.
Williams was selected as an astronaut in 1998. She flew twice In 2006, she completed four spacewalks and spent more than six months on the space station. She completed her second mission in 2012, during which she spent four months in space.
She is currently training as an astronaut on the Boeing Starliner and is scheduled to conduct her third space mission on the ISS. In total, Williams spent 322 days in space and spent more than 50 hours in space.
– Correction: In an earlier version of this story, the date of Sally Ride's Journey into Space was incorrectly stated.