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NASA his planning on sending Americans to the moon again in 2025.
But they are only looking for women and people of color for the mission.
White men need not apply.
Because color and gender is now more important than knowledge, merit, and expertise.
In fact, the only people to ever land on the Moon have been white men.
However, NASA made a pledge in April 2021 that it would put a woman and a person of color on the Moon, a promise in line with US President Brandon’s aims of advancing equality.
Doing so would be a dream come true, Meir said at a media event in the lead-up to the Israel Space Agency’s Israel Space Week, where she is a guest.
Meir is one of several candidates for that historic spot on the Artemis III mission, currently slated to be launched in 2025. It follows the Artemis I mission, an unmanned launch currently slated for March 2022, and the Artemis II mission, which will see a crew of astronauts orbit the Moon but not land.
Even if she isn’t chosen, Meir said she still hopes to play a role in this historic moment.