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President Trump holds up an astronaut toy alongside former US Senator and Apollo 17 Astronaut Jack Schmitt, right, after a signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 1, with the aim of returning Americans to the Moon.
On the 45th anniversary of Apollo 17 - the last crewed mission to the moon - Trump signed the order directing NASA 'to lead an innovative space exploration program to send American astronauts back to the Moon, and eventually Mars, ' according White House spokesman Hogan Gidley.
The directive calls on NASA to ramp up its efforts to send people to deep space, a policy that unites politicians on both sides of the aisle in the United States.
Trump's announcement essentially revives goals that former President George W. Bush announced in 2004.
"The directive I'm signing today will refocus America's space program on human exploration and discovery", Trump said during the ceremony.
"We will establish a foundation for an eventual mission to Mars and perhaps someday to many worlds beyond".
Even though much is being said about Donald Trump and how accusations of sexual misconduct against him could lead to his impeachment, the U.S. president seems unfazed and has been going around fulfilling his presidential duties.
The last time U.S. astronauts visited the Moon was during the Apollo missions of the 1960s and 1970s.
Nasa said in a statement that the new policy would scrap its mission to send humans to an asteroid. It marks a first step in returning American astronauts to the moon for the first time since 1972...
Budget problems has been on ongoing issue for NASA for years.
In September, Trump nominated Representative Jim Bridenstine, a Republican from Oklahoma, to be the next NASA administrator. Statements from administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, has have made clear their interest in human lunar missions.
SpaceX launches rockets for customers including Nasa, commercial satellite operators and the American military.
After the shuttle program ended, Nasa turned to private industry to fill in the gap. The Apollo 17 lunar lander touched down on the moon on December 11, 1972.
"From there on out it changes to a pattern more like winter with snow showers and high temperatures not even reaching freezing". Later tonight , widespread showers and isolated rumbles of thunder will be possible along this cold front.
He won consecutive state titles at Lake Travis and also was the head coach at Stephenville, Bay City, Elysian Fields and Eustace. Morris replaces Bret Bielema, who was sacked after posting a 29-34 record in five seasons.
We usually just get a few films until the franchise dies down and another studio decides to take a shot at making another film. Surely one of the most ambitious and enormous blockbusters of all time, the Infinity War cast list includes Robert Downey Jr .
Shazam , the critically-acclaimed music recognition service, will soon be sold off to the world's most valuable brand Apple . According to the most recent round of funding in 2015, Shazam raised capital at a valuation of $1 billion.
The agent, Peter Strzok, is considered one of the most experienced and trusted FBI counterintelligence investigators. The allegations came to light after the Justice Department's inspector general started examining Strzok's messages.
However, many have found her cause to be ironic given that her husband is known to bully everyone on Twitter. The claims themselves came from a Vanity Fair profile of the First Lady published on Sunday.
Priyanka may have a very busy schedule but she does have time to acknowledge the recognition and the whole lot of love she gets. The actress' this big secret was leaked by her Quantico co-star Alan Powell who shared a picture on Instagram.
Camera IconRobert Mueller has asked a German bank to look at account information of Donald Trump and his family. At this point, we don't know exactly what Mueller is looking for in the Deutsche Bank records.
It's understood Bancroft only told teammates of the incident in the past few days and has accepted an apology from Bairstow . Bancroft was at that stage playing for Western Australia and hadn't yet been chosen for Australia.
Israel says demolishes tunnel from Gaza into its territory
Over the weekend, Israeli airstrikes hit several militant sites in Gaza in response to rocket fire, killing two Hamas militants. In response to this attack, an IDF tank and the IAF targeted Hamas terror posts in the southern Gaza Strip.
Supermoon expected in skies above Gedling borough on Sunday
Apogee occurs when the Moon is at its farthest point from Earth while perigee occurs when the Moon is at its closest point. The moon will be 16 percent more luminous and 7 percent bigger than it normally appears, National Geographic revealed.
Christmas tree shopping at Grant Christmas Tree Farm
He's been growing and selling them for 34 years. "The longer you wait the less selection you have", says Shrake. In fact, White said the farm just opened up another plot of trees about a mile away from the original location.