Trump Clowns NASA, Says Mars Is “Part Of The Moon”
Y’alls President is an idiot.
According to MSN, Trump is back at it again with the terrible takes. He essentially criticized NASA for promoting its plan to return to the moon before human exploration of Mars, a strategy that Trump endorsed in a directive early in his tenure and championed as recently as last month.
But also, casual fans of astronomy were in tears when Trump announced the moon was a part of Mars.
In a tweet, apparently commenting on his own administration’s space policy, Cheeto said:
“For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon – We did that 50 years ago.”
He added: “They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!”
In March of 2017, Trump increased NASA’s budget up to $19.5 billion and requested another $1.6 billion earlier this year to help them carry out their 2024 moon mission, and future exploration on Mars.
NASA had to release a statement to clear up the confusion that Trump caused by saying “exploration of the Moon and Mars is intertwined.”
“The Moon provides an opportunity to test new tools, instruments and equipment that could be used on Mars, including human habitats, life support systems, and technologies and practices that could help us build self-sustaining outposts away from Earth,” the agency says in one document available on its website.