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NASA's women astronauts -- at least one likely to walk on moon(16 images)

Of the 16 women in NASA's astronaut ranks, nine of them have been chosen to train to walk on the moon as early as 2024. The selection probably won't be made for some time, but one or more of these women would make history more than half a century after the first men walked on the moon.

Jasmin Moghbeli
Moghbeli poses for a portrait in the Systems Engineering Simulator for the International Space Station and advanced spaceflight programs at the Johnson Space Center on July 9, 2019. She will train for the moon mission. Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA


Jessica Watkins
Watkins is helped into a spacesuit before underwater spacewalk training at Johnson Space Center on May 22, 2019. She will train for the moon mission. Photo by David DeHoyos/NASA


Kayla Barron
Barron dons her spacesuit in Houston on July 12, 2019. She will train for the moon mission. Photo by Bill Ingalls/UPI


Kate Rubins
Rubins prepares for a spacewalk on board the International Space Station on August 10, 2016. She will train for the moon mission. Photo courtesy of NASA


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