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He knows more than you. He's the President and you are not.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: whywhynot
Maybe the President of the USA knows something that we don't
Or, he knows very little about what it takes to put people on Mars.
As far as mars NASA wa planning on 2025 that would be within his second term if he gets one.
originally posted by: seasonal
Pres Trump wants to have NASA astronauts on Mars within his first term, or failing that his second term. Pres Trump was on a call to astronaut Ms Watson who just set a record for staying in space, 534 days.
Donald Trump instructed Nasa astronauts to get to Mars within his first term - or failing that, his second term, in a livestream with Peggy Whitson.
He was calling up the Space Station to congratulate astronaut Ms Whitson for her record-beating stay in Space: she's been up there for more than 534 days, which was the previous record.
Trump appears to have changed his mind on when he want "boots" on mars. He first signed a bill for a landing in the 2030's now he wants that to be moved up to his first term or at worst his second. That is a tall order, and will take lots of $$$$$$$$.
Appearing to forget he had signed a bill directing Nasa to send astronauts to Mars by the 2030s, Mr Trump asked: "Tell me, Mars, what do you see a timing for actually sending humans to Mars?"
Politely, Ms Whitson replied: "Well, I think as your bill directed it will be approximately in the 2030s".
Mr Trump said: "We want to do it during my first term and at worst during my second term so we want to speed that up, OK? "