“We are saddened by the death of legendary Jeopardy host Alex Trebek,” NASA wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “Earlier this year, he helped us recruit the next generation of astronauts – a testament to his dedication to our challenge to broaden our knowledge.”
NASA also tweeted a video of Trebek urging would-be astronauts to “make history” at the space agency’s Artemis program.
“NASA is looking for pioneers who will boldly go where no man or woman has gone before,” Trebek said in the video.
Host of “Jeopardy” Tripp He died Sunday After a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old.
NASA’s Artemis program aims to land American astronauts on the moon by 2024 and establish a sustainable human presence on Earth’s natural satellite.
A key component of the Artemis program is the landing of the first woman on the moon.
However, some lawmakers urged NASA to do so delay The placement of an American shoe on the moon’s surface until 2028.
NASA’s long-term goal is to send a manned mission to Mars in the 1930s.
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