An increased fund request has been made by the Trump administration to the Congress on Monday. The Trump government requested the Congress to raise NASA’s spending for the following year by an additional $1.6 billion in order to adapt the target of putting American astronauts on the Moon by the year 2024.
The requested funding, declared by president Donald Trump on his Twitter account, follows the announcement made by Vice President Mike Pence almost two months ago, in which he declared the intention to shorten NASA’s schedule for sending American astronauts on the Moon’s surface with four years. This would be the first time since 1972.
The suggested rise would take NASA to a total rank of spending of $22.6 billion for the financial year of 2020. The majority of the increase is reserved for research and progress in developing a human lunar deplane system, as said in a brief submitted by NASA.
Trump requests an increase in NASA’s funds to send humans to the Moon
Donald Trump’s post on Twitter stated: “Under my Administration, we are restoring @NASA to greatness and we are going back to the Moon, then Mars. I am updating my budget to include an additional $1.6 billion so that we can return to Space in a BIG WAY!”
NASA has prior to this intended to send a teamed spacecraft to the Moon’s surface by the year 2028, once they send off a ‘Gateway’ location into orbit nearby the Moon by the year 2024. The recent accelerated target, an attempt which will most likely rise to tens of billions of dollars, arrives as NASA has been fighting with the aid of private associates to start human space explorations from U.S. soil at the first opportunity after the commute program closed down in 2011.
The U.S. Apollo program, NASA’s precursor to the attempt of sending humans to the Moon, counted six crewed expeditions to the lunar surface beginning with 1969 and ending in 1972. Until now, only two other countries have led controlled smooth landings on the lunar surface, Russia, and China, but their missions consisted of uncrewed robot carriers.
Andre Blair s is the lead editor for Advocator.ca. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Andre specializes in environmental health, but writes on a variety of issues.