NASA Should Focus On Mars Missions More Than On Returning To The Moon

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A few months ago, the Trump administration asked NASA to start working on bringing man to the moon again by 2028. Last month, on May 14, NASA made a surprise announcement, revealing that the new moon program will be named Artemis. This name was chosen in the hope of landing the first woman on the moon by 2024. In order to not encounter any delays to the plan, the Trump administration asks Congress to raise the original allocated budget for the program by $1.6 billion.

A few days ago, on Friday morning, Trump caused turmoil among his Twitter followers. He posted about NASA’s approach to the program, expressing his dissatisfaction. Apparently, President Donald Trump does not agree with NASA on focusing their attention on the upcoming Moon landings. “For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon – We did that 50 years ago. They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the moon is a part), Defense and Science,” said Trump.

NASA Should Focus On Mars Missions More Than On Returning To The Moon

Many people mocked him, pointing out that the moon is not part of Mars, while others believed he did not mean to suggest that.
The tweet was posted three weeks after the Trump administration promised to “restore NASA to greatness”, saying that the plan is to go back to the moon, then move on to Mars landings. Even more, Trump announced an update to the budget of the program.

On NASA’s website, you can find more information about the “Moon to Mars” exploration program. NASA says that Moon and Mars’s explorations are connected, and their main goal is to establish a permanent human presence on the moon within the next ten years.


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