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NASA plans to use Trump funding to send woman to the moon by 2024

NASA plans to send the first woman to the moon in 2024 with the help from $1.6 billion funding increase in their budget from president Trump, the agency said this week. The 2024 mission, called Artemis, after the Greek goddess of the moon and twin sister of Apollo, will be the first mission to the moon in nearly five decades. In addition to sending a woman, NASA will also send one man. “The last person walked on the Moon in 1972,” Bettina Inclán, NASA Communications Director, told CNN in a statement. “No woman has ever walked on the lunar surface.” Trump announced his administration’s request for funding on his Twitter page on Monday. “Under my Administration, we are restoring @NASA to greatness and we are going back to ...