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.
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 .
Their last conference title came in 2014, with the season bottoming out at 5-6 heading into this weekend's rescheduled game. We appreciate all he has done for our program and wish him and his family great success moving forward.
On the other hand, Coal India (0.49%), and Dr Reddy'S Laboratories (0.09%) were the major losers in the Sensex. The index posted its biggest weekly gain since early November, climbing 1.27 percent this week.
According to Bluehole, Miramar will be playable during the final test round before PUBG version 1.0 delivers the goods. BlueholeAn official " PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds " screenshot shows off one of Miramar's industrial areas .
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.
John Mayer underwent an emergency appendectomy Tuesday morning, forcing the rocker to postpone a New Orleans Dead & Company show. He's now set to play at the Alice in Winterland concert in San Francisco with Matt Nathanson and Maren Morrison on December 12.
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.
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.
After the rally, the President tweeted a "Thank You Pensacola" message, claiming that the arena was "packed to the rafters ". They were caught red handed, just like lonely Brian Ross at ABC News (who should be immediately fired for his "mistake").
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.
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.
Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that police properly obtained Dassey's confession and he should remain behind bars. Zellner, in various court documents, has also implicated Bobby Dassey as the real culprit of Halbach's murder.
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.
Their luxury home in Bel-Air, which they had just put on the market three days ago, was "in the middle of it all", he said . The National Weather Service says winds are likely to die down Tuesday afternoon through the evening.
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.
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".
Marys, Georgia, on Sunday morning, and was later that day seen with Rodriguez on surveillance video at a Pilot gas station in St. Friday by a State Police investigator, Todd Grant, who recognized Rodriguez's red Mercury sedan and its Florida license plates.
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 .