Arstechnica | President Trump praises reusable rockets, omits Moon in house remarks

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a rally in Manchester on August 15, 2019 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Amplify / President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a rally in Manchester on August 15, 2019 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

On Thursday night time, President Donald Trump spoke at a MAGA rally in New Hampshire. The president touched on his standard topics, corresponding to immigration and weapons, however he additionally spent two mins speaking about house—a topic he’s interested by, and has held a number of Oval Place of business occasions round.

“We are making an investment one day of human spaceflight,” the president mentioned, prefacing his off-the-cuff remarks on spaceflight. “And a few day quickly American astronauts will plant the celebs and stripes at the floor of Mars.”

Trump by no means discussed the Moon, or his management’s lunar program, right through this remark or in any of his next remarks Thursday evening. That is notable, since the signature human spaceflight initiative of his management is the Artemis Program, an try to boost up a human go back to the Moon via 2024. The nearest Trump got here to acknowledging the Moon program used to be announcing, “NASA has one of the crucial largest plans we’ve got ever had. Those are nice other folks, nice scientists.”

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