Sunday, 16 June, 2019

Trump chides NASA on Twitter for their Moon mission

Team Indus to design and build a moon lander for NASA's Artemis 2024 mission Trump Seems To Think The Moon Is Part Of Mars?
Elijah Vega | 10 June, 2019, 08:30

The tweet came one day after NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told USA Today that the space agency will not be able to land astronauts on the moon by 2024 unless Congress approves the Trump administration's $1.6 billion budget increase request for the project.

Trump on Friday denounced NASA's moon mission of taking humans by 2024 and urged to focus on even bigger initiatives like going to Mars.

A few months ago, the Trump administration asked NASA to start working on bringing man to the moon again by 2028.

There were several unclear aspects of the message, not least of which was Trump's description of Mars "of which the Moon is a part". According to Mashable, Trump was recently flamed to bits for a tweet which concerned lunar missions.

President and amateur astronomer Donald Trump took a moment Friday afternoon to opine on Twitter about the future of space travel.

Vice President Mike Pence announced plans in April to return to the Moon by 2024 although some space experts doubt whether the deadline can be met.

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Many people mocked him, pointing out that the moon is not part of Mars, while others believed he did not mean to suggest that.

It would be challenging for NASA to talk about humans on Mars without first talking about the moon. "We'll be going to Mars very soon".

The administration already had established a return to the moon as the focus of NASA's deep space exploration program in Space Policy Directive No. 1, signed by the president during a White House ceremony on December 11, 2017.

At a ceremony where Trump signed a directive regarding the policy two months later, he said first returning to the moon would "establish a foundation for an eventual mission to Mars, and perhaps someday, to many worlds beyond".

But just in case, it seems worth stating for the record: The Moon is a satellite of Earth.

"We can return American citizens astronauts to the moon, no longer easiest to head away in the aid of footprints and flags however to manufacture the muse we desire to ship American citizens to Mars and beyond", Pence acknowledged on the October 2017 inaugural meeting of the council, which Trump revived.

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