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NASA administrator says ‘nothing has changed’ after Trump’s tweet about the Moon and Mars

The Verge Tuesday, 11 June 2019
NASA administrator says ‘nothing has changed’ after Trump’s tweet about the Moon and MarsNASA administrator Jim Bridenstine claims “nothing has changed” after President Trump seemed to question the space agency’s plans to return humans to the Moon in a tweet last week. While speaking at NASA Glenn Research Center, Bridenstine argued that the Moon is still a valuable proving ground for the eventual goal of getting to Mars, which is what the president was trying to say.

“Some people have tried to read more into this than there is,” Bridenstine said during a town hall meeting at Glenn in Cleveland, Ohio. “But here’s the thing: We’re going to Mars. The Moon is a waypoint. We need to learn how to live and work on another world.”

On Friday afternoon, Trump caused a lot of confusion when he tweeted that “NASA should NOT be talking...
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