America put a man on the moon on July 20, 1969, and since then, nothing. Strange for a country that took pride on being the world leader and innovator in virtually everything, right?
“I suggest we can do it by 2035,” NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said on Monday.
In April, Bridenstine told federal lawmakers that NASA astronauts plan to return to the moon within five years. “We can move up the Mars landing by moving up the moon landing [to 2024],” Bridenstine told the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. “We need to learn how to live and work in another world. The moon is the best place to prove those capabilities and technologies. The sooner we can achieve that objective, the sooner we can move on to Mars.”
That has prompted the National Aeronautics and Space Administration administrator to push up a possible Mars mission.
“If we are accelerating the moon landing, we are accelerating the Mars landing,” Bridenstine said during a panel discussion at the International Astronautical Congress, according to Space.com.
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