AN Essex girl who always dreamed of being an astronaut is helping plan the first Moon landing in 50 年.
Sian Cleaver, 32, hopes the 2025 lunar mission — which involves setting up a base there — will eventually lead to a trip to Mars.
The physics and astronomy graduate said: “Going to the Moon for one or two days is one thing, but can we stay there for a number of weeks?
“The plan is to have a semi-permanent presence on the lunar surface and the Moon is going to be used as a stepping stone for further exploration.”
Sian, 谁长大 Chelmsford, dreamed of being an astronaut when she was just five.
She has been working for Airbus in Germany as industrial manager for the Artemis lunar project, backed by 美国国家航空航天局 and the European Space Agency.
It will be the first time a human has landed on the Moon since the Apollo 17 flight in 1972, three years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first set foot on it.
Sian said: “The Artemis mission has also promised to land the first woman and the first person of colour on the Moon.
“Space is really special and should be enjoyed by everybody.”