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The women that dared to dream

Bridenstine said over the mid-year that an outing to Mars won't occur until some time during the 2030s. But Meir isn't content to stop there: her next dream is a moonshot.

"I will probably at least know the first woman to walk on the moon", Koch said.

"It's a very simple question to me because JAXA would like to send Japanese astronauts to the surface of the Moon", said Hiroshi Yamakawa, president of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. In July, the Trump administration set a goal to return to the moon by 2024.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch went on a historic spacewalk along with Jessica Meir on October 18. "They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!" he wrote. While Koch is an experienced spacewalker, having done it three times before, this was the first time for Meir.

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In the history of spaceflight, only 15 women have ever walked in space, including Meir and Koch.

In a NASA streaming broadcast on Monday, Kock explained that her work during the spacewalk resulted in a messy glove.

Luxembourg and NASA have signed an agreement to boost the countries' space sectors in a bid to help the U.S. realise its aim of sending humans back to the moon. She is about a month into her six-month mission.

The time-lapse was created from a total of 400 photographs over the course of 11 minutes as the ISS traveled from Namibia toward the Red Sea, according to NASA.

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While both women recognize how important and historic their spacewalk was, they also hope it becomes commonplace and isn't regarded as a big deal in the future.

Her partner for Friday's spacewalk, Koch, also is a member of the 21st class of astronauts.

Aldrin, like many, criticizes the Gateway lunar space station feature of NASA's Artemis plan, and thinks that transfer spacecraft should go from Earth orbit to lunar landing.

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