Memo to Trump: Your NASA chief is all in on going to the moon — with good reason


It can’t have been easy to be NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine on Friday, when his boss Donald Trump — the man who appointed him with a specific mandate to return the agency to the moon — appeared to reverse the course of U.S. space policy in a tweet. 

“NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon,” Trump wrote indignantly. He shifted focus to the agency’s next planned destination, Mars. In fact, Trump himself had been talking up NASA’s planned lunar mission, called Artemis, as recently as last month. 

Bridenstine, an avid Twitter user, took a couple of hours before making the best of a confusing situation.  Read more…

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