Life on Mars: Missions to moon will test technologies we will use to visit red planet, says astronaut

Kayla Barron could be the first woman to walk on the lunar surface

Astronaut Kayla Barron on board the International Space Station. Photo: Nasa/PA

Nina Massey

Missions to the moon will help prepare humans for lengthy periods of time in space – and set the stage for people going to Mars, an astronaut has said.