President Trump Calls For NASA To Focus On Mars Instead of Moon Mission
By Fox News // June 7, 2019
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(FOX NEWS) – In a surprising tweet, President Trump said NASA “should [not] be talking about going to the Moon,” but should focus on “much bigger things.”
“For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon – We did that 50 years ago,” Trump wrote in a tweet aboard Air Force One. “They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!”
It’s unclear what prompted Trump’s tweet and exactly what he meant when he said the Moon is a part of Mars.
In May, Trump tweeted that under his administration, NASA would return to the Moon and ultimately, Mars, in an effort to “return to space in a big way!”
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