Speaking at a White House ceremony Monday, President Donald Trump offered high ambitions, but few specifics in signing a new space policy directive that had no timeline and promised no funding for future missions.
And his excitement was evident in his four-minute speech at the White House when he said: "This time, we will not only plant our flag and leave our footprint", reported IANS.
"Exactly 45 years ago, nearly to the minute, Jack [Schmitt] become one of the last Americans to land on the moon", Trump said.
Gidley added that Trump's decision is based on recommendations from the National Space Council, which is chaired by Vice President Pence.
Under Space Policy Directive 1, the moon is seen as a stepping stone toward the ultimate goal of Mars exploration.
Obama had called for Nasa to begin "crewed missions beyond the moon, including sending humans to an asteroid" by 2025 and to "send humans to orbit Mars" by the mid-2030s.
It will focus on long-term explorations and use of the Moon's surface, in partnership with the private sector. Vice President Mike Pence, who serves as chairman of the NSC, also spoke at the signing. "And by your action today - with this clear vision [of] returning Americans to the moon, preparing to lead to Mars and beyond - you are ensuring, Mr. President, that America will lead in space in the future and for generations to come".
Instead, Obama had said that the United States should send astronauts to an asteroid.
Nasa's Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot welcomed the announcement. It is known that Pence too, in the past, has expressed interest in human lunar missions and had also spoken about how the moon was the foundation to build and strengthen worldwide partnerships.
SpaceX launches rockets for customers including NASA, commercial satellite operators and the USA military. "No human has walked there since", the statement said. Trump's directive orders Nasa instead to "enable human expansion across the solar system", "lead the return of humans to the moon" and follow that with "human missions to Mars and other destinations". The U.S. commercial space industry has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in private capital to develop innovative capabilities for lunar transport, operations, and resource utilization.
After the missile was tested, Trump tweeted Wednesday that "additional major sanctions will be imposed on North Korea". McMastersaid Saturday that the chances of war between North Korea and the United States are "increasing every day".
Let's see how impressive this new Google's service would be! You can drop out your feedbacks into the comments section as well. According to an article by Bloomberg , music executives have been disappointed with meager revenue from YouTube Red.
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The White House says 25,000 visitors are expected to take special Christmas tours of the building during the holidays. Meanwhile, inside the White House, there's a Kentucky connection to the White House Chrismas Decorations .
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Residents are reporting hearing multiple explosions and that Iron Dome launched at least two intercept missiles. The move, which Israel believes Hamas was responsible for, was dubbed "aggressive acts" by the IDF.
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Curry finished with 31 points, hitting five triples, and 11 assists for the Warriors (19-6), winners of four straight games. Cousins' second technical was his seventh of the season, meaning he's well on pace to cross the threshold for suspension.
Settlements are paid out of a special Treasury Department fund designated for the goal or out of members' office budgets. Giving up his spot on the committee was a move that a senior Democratic aide said Pelosi helped orchestrate.
Jak 2, Jak 3 and Jak X Combat Racing were developed by Naughty Dog for PlayStation 2 between 2003-2005. A couple of months have passed since Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy has been accessible on PS4.
Nintendo also announces that the first two games in the series will also be released on Nintendo Switch early next year. Nintendo said at The Game Awards that Platinum Games is developing Bayonetta 3 exclusively for the Switch .
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This marks the fifth consecutive year that the global star has made her presence felt on the "Sexiest Asian Woman" list. While he appreciated her courage to often experiment with the unknown, he also called her as a symbol of girl power.
Sans YouTube, Amazon looks to be banking on its in-house services and against the Chcolate Factory's built-in customer base. Google has now pulled the plug on the sneaky workaround, and will be removing YouTube from Fire TV from 1 January 2018.
Ohtani is limited to a minor league contract because of restrictions imposed by the MLB collective bargaining agreement. Ohtani-mania, however, appears will not be coming to Denver unless he is sitting in the visitor's dugout or bullpen.
The Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has faced massive drawback in Amethi parliamentary constituency of Congress. Calling it a "historic win", he credited the victory to PM Modi's vision and BJP president Amit Shah's guidance.
The other three properties are a condo that Manafort owns in Virginia, along with homes in Florida and the Hamptons. Manafort, an global political consultant, has surrendered his passports and agreed he won't travel overseas.