Recently, President Donald Trump said that NASA should stop talking about going back to the moon again. Commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin were the first two Americans to land on the moon on July 20, 1969.
The space agency has completed six Apollo missions from 1969 to 1972. So, should NASA visit the moon again?
US President Donald Trump‘s tweet
On Friday, June 8, President Donald Trump tweeted that NASA should stop planning about visiting the moon again. However, people got confused after his tweet on Friday. Plus, his administration is aiming to relaunch the Moon landings by 2024.
For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon – We did that 50 years ago. They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2019
Trump also added that the mission was completed 50 years ago. Moreover, they should spend their money and focus on bigger things, which include Defense, Mars, and Science. However, the meaning behind his tweet was uncertain.
But there are chances that he wants the US space agency to put their main focus on their mission to Mars. In April, even Vice President Mike Pence has announced plans to go back to the Moon by 2024. However, some space experts are doubtful whether they will be able to meet the deadline or not.
On NASA’s website, they stated that exploration of the Moon and Mars is intertwined. The moon has given a great opportunity for them to test their new technology, equipment, and instruments.
Moreover, new tools can be used on Mars. This time, they are about to test new life support systems, practices and technologies to check the sustainability on the planet. Check out The Geek Herald for more exciting updates.