NASA Plans to Land the First American Woman on the Moon

In this 1969 photo released by NASA, astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. Astronaut Neil Armstrong, who took the photograph, is reflected in Aldrin’s visor. From Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 through Nov. 2., Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers is selling more than 400 vintage prints of photos, including the photo of Aldrin, made by American astronauts from 1961 to 1972. (Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP)

President Trump Wants $1.6 Billion For NASA To Send Astronauts To The Moon By 2024.

NASA has announced plans that will see one lucky female astronaut take a walk on the moon.

The space agency has announced it plans to send a woman and a man to the moon by 2024.

This would be the first human landing on the moon in more than a half-century.

Did you know that only 12 humans, all male, have ever walked on the moon?

Will this landing carry the same anticipation as the first one in 1969? What does the fact that no woman has ever walked on the lunar surface mean for women in the space exploration field?