VP Pence Announces US Moon Base & Manned Mars Mission

 08/24/2018 9:32 AM MDT

VP Pence discussed an upcoming manned mission to the moon, saying, “The next Americans who set foot on the Moon will start their journey by stepping through the @NASA_Orion hatch.”

"The next Americans who set foot on the Moon will start their journey by stepping through the @NASA_Orion hatch. And this extraordinary spacecraft will one day bridge the gap between our planet and the next." – @VP Pence at @NASA_Johnson Watch: https://t.co/ZuxLDtzW9c pic.twitter.com/BVBYi8y3rx

— NASA (@NASA) August 23, 2018

 

“It is now the official policy of the United States of America that we will return to the Moon, put Americans on Mars, and once again explore the farthest depths of outer space,” said Pence.

"It is now the official policy of the United States of America that we will return to the Moon, put Americans on Mars, and once again explore the farthest depths of outer space." –@VP

Thank you @VP Mike Pence for your leadership and your incredible support of @NASA. pic.twitter.com/0UBA285eYy

— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) August 23, 2018

 

Not only will The United States be returning to the moon, but Pence says we will establish “a permanent presence around and on the Moon.”

While our sights are once again set on our lunar neighbor, this time, we’re not content to leave behind only footprints, or even to leave at all. The time has come for the United States of America to establish a permanent presence around and on the Moon. pic.twitter.com/aVJontekIE

— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) August 23, 2018

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