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First person on Moon likely to be a woman: Nasa chief

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 8:02 PM

During a recent appearance on science and tech-radio-show, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine asserted that next-person on the Moon is likely to be a woman. "It's also true that the first-person on Mars is likely to be a woman," Jim Bridenstine said. However, he did not elaborate on why Nasa might be more likely to send a woman than a man to Moon and Mars.
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NASA Turns Mars Sniffer MAVEN Into Data-Relay Satellite For Rovers

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 7:49 AM

NASA's atmosphere-sniffing Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission has embarked on a new campaign to tighten its orbit around the red planet to become a data-relay satellite for the US space agency's Mars 2020 rover. The operation will reduce the highest point of the spacecraft's elliptical orbit from 6,200 kilometres to 4,500 kilometres above the surface, according to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
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Mars Mission to shorten space traveller's lifespan by 2.5 years

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:32 PM

A research presented at a Moscow conference has estimated that a round-trip mission to planet Mars may shorten astronauts' lifespan by 2.5 years. The report cites prolonged exposure to heavy solar radiation as the reason for it. The researchers suggest that using sleeping bags with water insulation and consumption of mineral water will reduce the harmful effects of the radiations.

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