CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is calling for landing astronauts on the moon within five years.
At a meeting of the National Space Council in Huntsville, Alabama, on Tuesday, Pence said NASA needs to achieve that goal “by any means necessary.” He says NASA rockets will be replaced by commercial rockets, if necessary, given this new sense of urgency.READ MORE: Severe Weather Threat For North Texas Tuesday Night, Early Wednesday Morning
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. Pence says the first woman on the moon and the next man there will be U.S. astronauts launched by U.S. rockets from U.S. soil.READ MORE: Some Tenants Say Conditions At Dallas' Highland Hills Apartments Still Unlivable Following Explosion
Pence leads the National Space Council. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told the group that NASA will do everything possible to meet the deadline.
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