Jessica Watkins, the first African-American woman to land on the Moon

The mission with which the Pot to the Moon was baptized as Artemis Project. Artemis or Artemis in Spanish, in Greek mythology, is the daughter of Zeus and is known asthe moon goddess”. The project also marks a historical event in terms of gender: it will be the first time that a woman will travel to the natural satellite.

First time a woman lands on the moon

In a first stage, Artemis I it will launch without a crew on board on a mission that goes beyond the moon and then back to Earth. After this step, the Artemis program of the US space agency. This is how the human race is expected to set foot on the moon again and Jessica WatkinsIt will be the first woman and the first person of African descent to land on the lunar surface in 2025.

The approval of the launch is given after the positive results of the general test carried out during this week; known as general wet test. These they concluded successfully after having a series of failures in their previous tests. Before its expected launch to the Moon, engineers must check for the hydrogen leak.

Jessica Watkins

Jessica Watkins was born in 1988 in Maryland, United States. In addition to being an astronaut National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is also a geologist and a former international rugby player. Quite a varied catalogue.

The woman did her graduate research at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) on emplacement mechanisms of large landslides on Mars and Earth.

As much as the Earth is beautiful, I can’t take my eyes off the moon. Every moonset at @Space_Station brings us one step closer to landing on the moon as we conduct scientific research and develop new technologies that will help pave the way to the lunar surface,” Watkins wrote on Twitter on June 9.

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