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The Apollo 11 anniversary this year, Pence is pleased to announce that with the Orion capsule for the manned Moon missions and is now ready for debut flight

to connectVideoVice President Mike Pence delivers remarks at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing

The Vice-President, and Mike Pence is a celebration of the Apollo 11 team that made the moon landing possible, and to discuss the future of space exploration for the united states.

Speaking at nasa’s Kennedy Space Center on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the Vice-President, Mike Pence has announced that the Orion capsule carrying American astronauts back to the Moon, is now complete.

“The Orion crew capsule, the Artemis mission has been completed and is ready to start preparations for its first mission,” he said.

The Artemis program will provide the land American astronauts on the Moon by 2024 and to build a sustainable human presence on Earth’s natural satellite. However, it will also make history by landing the first woman on the Moon.

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“America will be a return to the Moon within the next five years, and the future of man and the first woman on the Moon, American astronauts,” he said, “We’re going to go back.”

“We are willing to invest in new rockets, new spacecraft,” Pence added. “We are letting go of the budding private space industry in the world.”

Since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, the united states has been relying on Russian Soyuz rockets to be launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, to get astronauts to the international space station.

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“In the coming year, we will have to send American astronauts into space on American rockets, from American soil,” said Pence, who was accompanied by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, during his speech.

Pence, who is also the chairman of the National Space Council, was quoted by President john f. Kennedy’s famous pledge in 1961 to land an American on the Moon by the end of the decade. “Make no mistake about it, the Moon was a waste of time, to an American choice,” he said. “The result was inevitable.”

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“It brought together our nation,” Pence said, adding that, for a brief moment in time, Apollo 11 is the united all the peoples of the world.

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