Trump Wants Astronauts Back to the Moon by 2024. Here’s How He Plans to Pay for It

President Donald Trump wants NASA astronauts back on the moon in 2024–55 years after the first moon landing and 52 years since the last American mission to the moon. But this ambitious plan is going to be costly: in the budget amendment sent to Congress on Monday, the administration requested a $1.6 billion “down payment”–in […]

U.S. Astronauts Will Be Back on the Moon by 2024, Vice President Pence Said

Vice President Mike Pence announced Tuesday the U.S. is going to send astronauts back to the moon’s surface in 2024, four year earlier than NASA had been planning. Pence, speaking at a Huntsville, Ala., meeting of the National Space Council, said the original 2028 target date was “just not good enough.” Recalling the Kennedy administration’s […]