The moon is a part of Mars?
That’s according to a recent tweet from President Trump.
Friday, the Commander-In-Chief took to twitter to speak about spending on space exploration.
“For all of the money we are spending, NASA should not be talking about going to the moon. We did that 50 years ago. They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including mars (of which the moon is a part), defense and science!”
The statement is an about face on trump’s long-stated goal of returning american astronauts to the moon by the end of a potential second term.
Late last month, Trump announced he was adding one-point-six-billion to NASA’s budget.
As part of the budget increase, the administration said it would begin efforts to send the first woman to the moon, nearly five decades after the last US landing.