The space agency says it intends to send both a woman and a man on Artemis programme’s first mission
Nasa needs an additional $1.6bn next year if they are to stand any chance of getting humans to the moon again by 2024, as the US president, Donald Trump, has requested.
The money would be on top of the $21.5bn already agreed by the agency. Most of the additional funding is needed to begin developing the lunar landing systems that will ferry astronauts to and from the lunar surface. Work on the lander was not expected to begin for another three years.