Ottawa – The astronaut director says he wants to see a Canadian astronaut walk for a long time as part of his first step in exploring the distant universe.
NASA's executive director Jim Bridenstine said he hoped the space cooperation with Canada and decades of US space would continue, as he embarked on the construction of a new Lunar Gateway.
The United States is seeking extensive international support for the next generation of space stations to enter orbit around the moon from 2021.
Bridenstine says that Canada wants to provide expertise in artificial intelligence and robotics, saying it can include the next generation of Canadarm at Lunar Gateway and more Canadian technology.
He said that the return of the United States to the moon will be a stepping stone to a much more ambitious goal of deep space exploration that can reach Mars on the next 20 years.
Bridenstine is located in Ottawa and is a large-scale gathering of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada. There is speculation as to the possibility of Canada participating in US space planning.
Navdeep Bains, Innovation Secretary of Navdeep Bains, Canada's AI hub hub in Ontario and Quebec, will speak with Canadian astronaut Marc Garneau (now the Commonwealth Federal Transport Minister).