Trump wants NASA to send humans to Mars during his presidency

The President of United States, Donald Trump announced on 25 April 2017 that he wants to send men to Mars during his first term. Trump made the announcement while video conferencing from his Oval office with two NASA astronauts at the International Space Station. NASA is currently planning to send men to Mars in 2030. He signed a bill committing NASA to the aim of sending America astronauts to Mars.

He stated that he wanted to send men to Mars during his first term or at max during his second term. He said for that they will have to speed up the process a bit. Trump also expressed how proud he was about signing a bill committing NASA to the aim of sending America astronauts to Mars and claimed that they will do it sooner than planned. Further, Trump stressed that the youth of America needed to recognise that real steps towards realising the goal are going to be taken in a few years and so, by studying math, science, engineering, any kind of technology they are also going to have a part in it. Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and American astronaut Kate Rubins were also present in the Oval Office during the conference call. Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and American astronaut Kate Rubins were also present in the Oval Office during the conference call.

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