Trump to sign directive to send Americans back to moon, eventually to Mars


President Trump on Monday is expected to sign a directive meant to send American astronauts back to the moon, with an eye on eventually reaching Mars

A White House schedule for Trump includes a 3 p.m. “signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 1.”

The directive orders NASA “to lead an innovative space exploration program to send American astronauts back to the Moon, and eventually Mars,” spokesman Hogan Gidley later said in a statement.

Gidley added that Trump’s decision is based on recommendations from the National Space Council, which is chaired by Vice President Pence.

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