Trump wants NASA astronauts back on the moon, but it won’t happen while he’s in office


The Trump administration is serious about sending robots and spacecraft back to the moon — although no NASA astronaut will set foot on the chalky lunar surface until after President Trump leaves office. 

The White House released its Fiscal Year 2019 NASA budget proposal on Monday, and it confirmed the administration’s plans to prioritize space exploration while stepping away from supporting the International Space Station, which houses astronauts and science experiments in low-Earth orbit. 

“It reflects the administration’s confidence that America will lead the way back to the moon,” said NASA’s acting administrator, Robert Lightfoot, while detailing the budget proposal Monday afternoon from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama.  Read more…

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