Trump Signs New Space Policy Directive To Send Americans To Moon, Mars

Trump Signs New Space Policy Directive To Send Americans To Moon, Mars

President Trump will sign a directive on Monday afternoon aimed at shifting NASA's resources and attention toward the moon and Mars, according to a statement from the White House.

Space Policy Directive 1 says the NASA administrator should "lead an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and worldwide partners to enable human expansion across the solar system and to bring back to Earth new knowledge and opportunities".

Eastern "signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 1".

Watch live in the video above.

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"This is the first step in a very long process", John Logsdon, founder and former director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, said in an interview.

The ceremony also featured a moon rock 3.8 billion years old, collected by Mr Schmitt's Apollo 17 mission in 1972.

"Mr. President, you've said that the pioneer spirit has always defined America", Pence said. The policy halts NASA's current work to send astronauts to an asteroid. That structure could serve as a kind of way station between the Earth and the Red Planet. "So we are the leader and we're going to stay the leader and we're going to increase it many fold".

Nasa's Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot welcomed the announcement.

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SpaceX launches rockets for customers including Nasa, commercial satellite operators and the American military. "That's what our country is doing again, we're dreaming big", the president said, with Apollo 17 moonwalker Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and other key space program officials looking on.

"Nasa looks forward to supporting the president's directive strategically aligning our work to return humans to the moon, travel to Mars and opening the deeper solar system beyond", he said in a statement.

Vice President Mike Pence, chairman of the council, has since had vowed to renew American leadership in the form of the nation's space program.

When the USA retired the space shuttle program in 2011, NASA turned to private industry to fill in the gap when it comes to human space flight. "CSF recommends that the Administration direct NASA to leverage these capabilities to generate greater efficiency, as well as partner with industry through flexible, innovative contracting approaches, to accelerate progress towards achieving the goals set out in Space Policy Directive".

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