- 12 Dec '17 at 4:44 pm #13860Assistanc3Participant
President Donald Trump signed an order Dec. 11 formally directing NASA to send humans back to the moon
“The directive I’m signing today will refocus America’s space program on human exploration and discovery,” Trump said at the event, attended by several members of Congress, other government and industry officials, and current and former astronauts. “It marks an important step in returning American astronauts to the moon for the first time since 1972 for long-term exploration and use.”
“This time, we will not only plant our flag and leave our footprint, we will establish a foundation for an eventual mission to Mars,” Trump added.
Vice President Mike Pence, who also spoke at the ceremony, hailed the policy as an early success for the National Space Council, which unanimously approved that recommendation at its first meeting Oct. 5.
“Today’s action by President Trump makes that recommendation official national policy,” he said. “As everyone here knows, establishing a renewed American presence on the moon is vital to achieve our strategic objectives and the objectives outlined by our National Space Council.”13 Dec '17 at 12:41 am #13865CautiousInvestorKeymaster
^^^ YAY — I cannot wait until we return 8)13 Dec '17 at 7:18 pm #13878TrumanParticipant
He is certainly spending some money!
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