Trump considers the human mission to Mars a priority

Trump considers the human mission to Mars a priority

According to a document adopted by a rare unanimous vote in the US Senate and the House of Representatives, NASA will strive to achieve the goal of a “crew flight to Mars in the 2030s”.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed the law, according to which manned missions to deep space, including Mars, will be the main goal of the American space agency in the coming decades.

The law also emphasizes the importance of the Orion space capsule. It is currently under development. Her goal - to bring people into space on a spacecraft.

Orion is about to launch on the Space Launch System (SLS), which the space agency called the most powerful rocket ever built.

NASA "will continue to develop a fully integrated launch system for space objects, including the upper stage, necessary to go beyond the Earth orbit, and will also ensure the safe exploration of outer space on the Moon, Mars and beyond its borders over the next century," the document says.

This law confirms the “national commitment to the core mission of NASA,” said Trump, signing the text in the presence of numerous officials, including former Republican rivals - Senator Ted Cruz from Texas and Senator Marco Rubio from Florida. He saluted the “heroic role” of American astronauts over the past few decades and called for continued partnerships between NASA and the private sector in the field of space exploration.

Trump considers the human mission to Mars a priority

Donald Trump's Twitter: “Today signed S.442. This legislation will help support NASA scientists, engineers, and astronauts in their quest for discovery! ”

Former President Barack Obama also welcomed this partnership between private owners and the government. He stated in October, just a few months before leaving office, that the US “set a clear goal necessary to open a new page in America’s space history: send people to Mars in the 2030s and safely return them to Earth.”

Experts say that the settlement of the Red Planet, which is about 140 million miles (225 million kilometers) from Earth, will require huge technical advances and cash investments.

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