President Donald Trump had declared late Monday that the U.S. is going to participate in the next great “space race.” He also took a vow to ensure that American astronauts will once again stand on the moon and go beyond by exploring Mars.
The President made the comments while signing the new NASA directive that re-tasks the agency whose role is “as a logistical agency for low Earth-orbit activities.”
The POTUS even hinted at building some kind of base on the moon itself.
“The directive I am signing today will refocus America’s space program on human exploration and discovery.”
“It marks an important step in returning American astronauts to the moon for the first time since 1972 for long-term exploration and use. This time we will not only plan on flag and leave our footprint.”