Trump Administration to Send American Astronauts Back to the Moon – and Beyond

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The White House announced President Trump will sign “Space Policy Directive 1” on Monday, which will start the process of sending American astronauts back to the Moon – and eventually Mars.

White House spokesman Hogan Gidley revealed the directive orders NASA to “Lead an innovative space exploration program,” adding that the President’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 during the announcement.

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