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NASA’s astronauts will soon have to launch into space from AMERICAN soil for the first time in almost 10 years, and promised a Vice-President, and Mike Pence, in a speech on Wednesday.
Pence, who is also the chairman of the National Space Council, and the talk at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia.
“Before we even get to the summer, with the support of all of you in the United States, shall be the return of American astronauts to space on American rockets, from American soil,” he said. “We’re going to be back, and we’re going to be back in the united states of america.”
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Since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, the united states has been relying on Russian Soyuz rockets launched from Kazakhstan to the astronauts at the International Space Station.
STS-135, the final space shuttle mission, launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011. The space shuttle Atlantis carried four NASA astronauts on missions to the ISS for resupply, as well as an experiment for robots to refuel satellites in space.
Pence also plans to take the Americans to the moon and back. NASA’s Artemis-programme’s aim is to be the land of the American astronauts on the moon by 2024 and to build a sustainable human presence on Earth’s natural satellite.
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“Together, we’re going to make sure that it is the first woman and the next man on the moon, the American astronauts,” he said. “We’re going to set up a foundation for an eventual mission to Mars, we’re going to moon and on to Mars.”
After the Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon on 20 July 1969, in just 10 more men, all Americans, have walked on the surface of the moon. The last NASA astronaut who set foot on the moon, Apollo 17 Mission Commander Gene Cernan, on Dec. 14, 1972.
An authorization bill introduced last month by Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Okla., pointed out, in the us there is a delay in putting AMERICAN astronauts back to the moon until 2028 in order to boost the space agency’s long-term plans for human exploration of Mars.
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NASA wants to send astronauts to Mars in the 2030s, while Apollo 11’s Aldrin thinks that a little later, a target date of 2040 is a more realistic one. In a recent interview, in 2016, the Gemini 12 and Apollo 11 astronaut, told Fox News that by the year 2040, the astronauts were able to visit Mars’ moon Phobos, which would serve as a sort of stepping-stone to the Red Planet.
In a speech on Wednesday, Pence celebrated the amazing contributions of famous African-American of the “hidden figures” who helped the U.S. win the space race.
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“Here at Langley Research Center broke down the color of the fence, and all of America will be celebrating,” he said. “Oh, you know, we are the home of the legendary ‘hidden ‘ numbers’ – in African-American women, it is also known as “human computers,” who, in spite of the injustice, of the work in a separate facility, borrowed by us in the country with their incredible intelligence and their talents, and helped us to not only win the space race, but also to a more perfect union.”
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