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    Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon - White House

    Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon - White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday will sign a directive aimed at sending Americans back to the moon and eventually to Mars, the White House said.

    Trump will sign "Space Policy Directive 1" that orders NASA "to lead an innovative space exploration program to send American astronauts back to the Moon, and eventually Mars," spokesman Hogan Gidley said.

    Gidley said Trump's move is based on recommendations from the National Space Council.

    "He will change our nation's human spaceflight policy to help America become the driving force for the space industry, gain new knowledge from the cosmos, and spur incredible technology," Gidley said in a statement.

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    Any truth to the rumor that Hillary was the first to "volunteer"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    Any truth to the rumor that Hillary was the first to "volunteer"?
    And I was SO proud of myself for not posting that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    And I was SO proud of myself for not posting that!
    You got sumethin against innocent questions?

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    We should put him, his family, and his administration, on the first one way trip there. You could go to CP.

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    I think they should just take all the money they think they will spend on this and offer it as a prize for the first private company to land men on Mars and return them. NASA has a bad habit of spending a ton of money then abandoning their accomplishments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I think they should just take all the money they think they will spend on this and offer it as a prize for the first private company to land men on Mars and return them. NASA has a bad habit of spending a ton of money then abandoning their accomplishments.
    I'm inclined to agree - and keep the "rewarding my supporters" crap and no bid contracts out of this.

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    Why would we go back to the moon? Seems like a lot of money spent to go stand on a rock. Again.
    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

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    This is after pushing tax cuts for himself and his rich GOP donors which will push the national debt well over 1 trillion dollars. How's he going to pay for these NASA missions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    Why would we go back to the moon? Seems like a lot of money spent to go stand on a rock. Again.
    I guess the thinking is that in the long run, a moonbase is a better place to launch rockets from than earth because of the lower gravity. but they would need to find a way to do mining and manufacturing on the moon first. Plus it gives them a goal that they can accomplish and use as a PR stunt to rev up the American people and get more money for the trip to Mars.

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