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The Trump administration is considering a bold and controversial vision for the U.S. space program that calls for a "rapid and affordable" return to the moon by 2020, the construction of privately operated space stations and the redirection of NASA's mission to "the large-scale economic development of space," according to internal documents obtained by POLITICO.
The proposed strategy, whose potential for igniting a new industry appeals to Trump’s business background and job-creation pledges, is influencing the White House’s search for leaders to run the space agency. And it is setting off a struggle for supremacy between traditional aerospace contractors and the tech billionaires who have put big money into private space ventures.
originally posted by: ExNihiloRed
a reply to: seasonal
Remind me again why we need to go back to the moon? Something we miss? I'd prefer resources be allocated to a more productive endeavor.
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Fungo
I would think this is very doable.
With the tech that was used in the mid 60's to early 70's, that seems like it would make it so much easier.???