Vice President Mike Pence has said that President Donald Trump wants to put an American back on the Moon within five years.
He said “I’m here, on the president’s behalf, to tell the men and women of the Marshall Space Flight Center and the American people that, at the direction of the president of the United States, it is the stated policy of this administration and the United States of America to return American astronauts to the Moon within the next five years.”
An American has not walked on the Moon in 47 years, but President Trump is working to change that. To achieve this goal, President Trump is taking action to ensure that American astronauts get to their destination quickly and sustainably.
President Trump has received five recommendations, unanimously approved by his National Space Council, to accelerate America’s space exploration program.
The United States will seek to land on the Moon’s South Pole by 2024, establish a sustainable human presence on the Moon by 2028, and chart a future path for Mars exploration. NASA’s lunar presence will focus on science, resource management, and risk reduction for future missions to Mars.
NASA will create a Moon-to-Mars Mission Directorate and make all necessary efforts to achieve Exploration Mission-1, a foundational uncrewed mission around the Moon. Exploration Mission-1 will take place no later than 2020 and a crewed mission around the Moon, Exploration Mission-2, will take place no later than 2022.
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