Trump signs bill pushing for crewed NASA mission to Mars

22 March, 2017, 00:48 | Author: Essie Rivera

President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Tuesday that updates NASA's mission to add exploration of Mars and authorizes $19.5 billion in spending for the USA space agency for the current budget year.

The new law also authorizes $19.5 billion in space agency funding for the 2017 budget year, which began October 1.

NASA has been inviting the human raise to make their mission to go to Mars. "It's been a long time since a bill like this has been signed, reaffirming our commitment to the core mission of NASA: human space exploration, space science and technology", Trump said.

Trump's decision to focus on space travel is a far cry from what Barack Obama did with NASA during his time in office.

"Alabamians are proud of the key role NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville plays in the space program", Roby said. It also directs NASA to manage human space flight programs to help humans to explore Mars and other destinations.

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"With this legislation, we support NASA's scientists, engineers, astronauts and their pursuit of discovery". Considering Earth is the planet we now live on and we've done and shit job taking care of it, we should probably be grateful this vital function of NASA isn't being scrapped entirely. "Also this bill calls for ongoing medical monitoring and treatment of our heroic astronauts for health conditions that result from their service", Trump said.

On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence announced Trump's plan to re-establish a National Space Council - a Bush-era advisory board established to serve as a go-between for the White House and NASA. "This bill will make sure that NASA's most important and effective programs are sustained". "It's fantastic what's going on".

It will use part of its budget to fund its Orion crew capsule and Space Launch System rocket. I look forward to working with the new administration to implement these policies and to restore American leadership in space. Trump recently sent Congress a budget proposal that authorizes $19.1 billion for the space agency next year.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

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