Trump administration calls for putting Americans back on moon by 2024


FILE PHOTO – An attendee watches a video showing U.S. Vice President Mike Pence as he speaks at AIPAC in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

(Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, speaking on behalf of the Trump administration, announced on Tuesday an accelerated goal of putting Americans back on the moon within five years “by any means necessary,” a challenge accepted by NASA’s top official.

Pence, chairing a meeting of the administration’s National Space Council in Huntsville, Alabama, declared, “We’re in a space race today, just as we were in the 1960s.”

NASA had previously been aiming to return astronauts to the lunar surface by the year 2028.

Reporting by Joey Roulette; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Sandra Maler

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

MLB notebook: Rays’ Snell set to return Wednesday
Supreme Court arguments underway on Trump census citizenship question
Brazil president says he wants the Amazon to be exploited ‘in a reasonable way’
Self-styled U.S. citizen border patrol unravels after leader’s arrest
China to announce rules soon to regulate commercial rocket industry

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *