NASA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A great launch! @NASA was a closed up disaster when we took over. Now it is again the ‘hottest’, most advanced, space center in the world, by far! RT @NASA LIVE NOW: We are ready to #LaunchAmerica. Are you? ? Watch coverage of the NASA @SpaceX Crew-1 mission. Liftoff is at 7:27pm […]

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CONGRATS/JAPAN/JOE BIDEN/NASA: “Congratulations to NASA and SpaceX on today’s launch. It’s a testament to the power of science and what we can accomplish by harnessing our innovation, ingenuity, and determination. I join all Americans and the people of Japan in wishing the astronauts Godspeed on their journey.“ ––Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 15, 2020 1:32 pm […]

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NASA: “America will land the first woman on the moon and the United States will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars, and it’s very exciting. NASA is now the hottest, hottest space center in the world. It’s— if you look at it, the space center, NASA, it was gone. It was […]

Read More… from 10/1/2020


NASA: “America will land the first woman on the moon and the United States will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars. When I took over, NASA was dead. Now it’s the most vibrant space center in the world, by far. We will restore patriotic education to our schools and we’ll teach […]

Read More… from 9/3/2020


NASA: “We put NASA back in action. NASA had grass growing through its runway. It had grass growing through the cracks of its runways. It was closed, essentially, just a disaster. Now it’s the number one space center anywhere in the world by far. You saw the ships going up. And for some reason, a […]

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NASA/SPACE FORCE: “By the way when I took over NASA, it was dead. It was gone, right? It was gone. There was nothing. There was grass growing on the runways… grass, through the crevices on the runway. It was terrible and now it’s the most vital space program anywhere in the world. Not only the […]

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JOE BIDEN/NASA/SPACE FORCE: “NASA was Closed & Dead until I got it going again. Now it is the most vibrant place of its kind on the Planet…And we have Space Force to go along with it. We have accomplished more than any Administration in first 3 1/2 years. Sorry, but it all doesn’t happen with […]

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NASA/SPACE FORCE: “I was watching, the other day, NASA. NASA was essentially closed down. And now I’m watching those rockets go up, and it’s a beautiful thing to see. Over the weekend, we just saw the — the capsule and how professional, how brave they were, but how professional it was handled — professionally. And […]

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JOE BIDEN/NASA: “Congratulations to NASA, SpaceX, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, and all the hardworking women and men who made possible a successful conclusion to this historic mission. The first American splashdown in 45 years was executed with precision and professionalism, just like the entirety of this awe-inspiring trip to the International Space Station. […]

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NASA: “Astronauts complete first splashdown in 45 years. Very exciting!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 2, 2020 8:59 am […]

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NASA: “Great to have NASA Astronauts return to Earth after very successful two month mission. Thank you to all!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 2, 2020 8:54 am […]

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NASA/PUBLIC FIGURES/TECHNOLOGY: “After achieving success as an Internet entrepreneur, he [Elon Musk] could have spent his fortune doing anything, including yachting, lots of things. He could do lots of things. But in 2002, he began pouring tens of millions of dollars of his own money into research and development for a new rocket… SpaceX has […]

Read More… from 5/30/2020


CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/NASA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As you know, this spring, our nation has endured the pain and hardship of a global pandemic. As we usher in a new era of manned spacecraft, we are reminded that America is always in the process of transcending great challenges. Our Nation is blessed with limitless reserves of talent, tenacity, and […]

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NASA/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDER: “Successful long-term exploration and scientific discovery of the Moon, Mars, and other celestial bodies will require partnership with commercial entities to recover and use resources, including water and certain minerals, in outer space… Americans should have the right to engage in commercial exploration, recovery, and use of resources in outer space, consistent […]

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NASA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Welcome back to Earth, @Astro_Christina, and congratulations on breaking the female record for the longest stay in space! You’re inspiring young women and making the USA proud! Enjoyed speaking with you and @Astro_Jessica on the first all-female spacewalk IN HISTORY last year.” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 6, 2020 5:32 pm […]

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NASA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “At his star-spangled Independence Day extravaganza this month, President Trump singled out Gene Kranz, the legendary Apollo flight director. ‘Gene,’ the president said, ‘I want you to know that we’re going to be back on the moon very soon — and someday soon, we will plant the American flag on Mars.’ What […]

Read More… from 7/19/2019


DEMS/NASA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump has spent days feuding with progressive House Democrats, but on Friday [7-19-19] he stoked another conflict, pitting his NASA chief against the first men to travel to the moon as they debated traveling directly to Mars. During a gathering in the Oval Office to commemorate Saturday’s 50th anniversary of […]

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NASA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @VP: 50 years ago, Apollo 11 launched holding astronauts that would soon make history and walk on the moon. Today, under the leadership…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 16, 2019 1:34 pm […]

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NASA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [6-7-19] appeared to back off the goal his administration set just several months ago to put humans back on the moon by 2024. Trump wrote in a tweet NASA should instead focus on exploring Mars. ‘For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be […]

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NASA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon – We did that 50 years ago. They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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MIKE PENCE/NASA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For months the Trump administration has been proclaiming an Apollo-like urgency to return astronauts to the moon within five years. On Friday [6-7-19], President Trump appeared to suggest on Twitter that NASA was focusing on the wrong goal…Aspects of the administration’s space policy have been widely praised, including a renewed focus […]

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FEDERAL FUNDING/NASA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The White House is requesting an additional $1.6 billion ‘down payment’ for next year to help finance its ambitious goal of returning American astronauts to the moon in 2024. But it declined to say where the money would come from. The budget amendment, sent to Capitol Hill Monday [5-13-19] night, is […]

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NASA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Under my Administration, we are restoring @NASA to greatness and we are going back to the Moon, then Mars. I am updating my budget to include an additional $1.6 billion so that we can return to Space in a BIG WAY!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 13, 2019 4:34 pm […]

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NASA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: Happy National Space Day! ? America is the best in space, and President @realDonaldTrump is making sure no other country…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 3, 2019 7:12 am […]

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MIKE PENCE/NASA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced on Tuesday [3-26-19] an accelerated goal of putting Americans back on the moon within five years ‘by any means necessary,’ and NASA’s top official immediately embraced the challenge. Pence, chairing a meeting of the National Space Council at NASA’s Marshall Spaceflight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, borrowed […]

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FAA/NASA/TRANSPORTATION: “The head of the Federal Aviation Administration office that oversees commercial activities in space is departing, following higher-level complaints about the pace of deregulation efforts. George Nield, a former Air Force, NASA and industry manager who has held the FAA’s associate administrator job for a decade,’did announce his retirement effective March 31′ and ‘we’ll […]

Read More… from 2/28/2018


BUDGET/NASA: “The White House is seeking to jump-start human space exploration with seed money for public-private missions orbiting the Earth and the moon, but U.S. astronauts aren’t projected to return to the lunar surface until at least the mid-2020s. NASA’s proposed $19.9 billion budget—a roughly 3% increase from current spending—reflects President Donald Trump’s previously announced […]

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NASA: “Congratulations @ElonMusk and @SpaceX on the successful #FalconHeavy launch. This achievement, along with @NASA’s commercial and international partners, continues to show American ingenuity at its best! https://t.co/eZfLSpyJPK” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Feb. 6, 2018 10:05pm […]

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NASA/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s pick to run NASA faces what increasingly seem insurmountable obstacles to confirmation by the current Senate, according to industry officials and congressional staffers. The combination of unanimous Democratic opposition plus stiff resistance from Florida’s Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, these people said, creates the biggest roadblock for the nominee, GOP […]

Read More… from 1/29/2018


NASA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Today, Americans everywhere remember the brave men and women of @NASA who lost their lives in our Nation’s eternal quest to expand the boundaries of human potential. https://t.co/clBsJTGz8B https://t.co/jTJkusdBQA” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Jan. 25, 2018 05:38pm […]

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NASA/TRUMP MEMORANDA: “Presidential Memorandum on Reinvigorating America’s Human Space Exploration Program SUBJECT: Reinvigorating America’s Human Space Exploration Program Section 1. Amendment to Presidential Policy Directive-4. Presidential Policy Directive-4 of June 28, 2010 (National Space Policy), is amended as follows: The paragraph beginning ‘Set far-reaching exploration milestones’ is deleted and replaced with the following: ‘Lead an […]

Read More… from 12/11/2017


NASA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump wants to send astronauts where no man has gone before. Trump will authorize the acting NASA administrator Robert M. Lightfoot Jr. to ‘lead an innovative space exploration program to send American astronauts back to the moon, and eventually Mars’ during a White House signing ceremony… The directive, Gidley said, […]

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COMMERCE/NASA: “Arguments over gay rights, climate change and other hot-button partisan issues sparked an escalating fight over Oklahoma GOP Rep. James Bridenstine’s bid to run the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The personal clashes and animosity that punctuated a Senate Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday [11-1-17]—highly unusual during confirmation of a NASA administrator—revealed a sharp break […]

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BUDGET/MIKE PENCE/NASA: “Last week, Vice President Mike Pence announced a bold new mission for NASA: creating a sustained human presence, perhaps like a lunar base, on the Moon’s surface. It’s a big change for the agency, which has been focused on going to Mars for the last seven years. But just saying NASA is going […]

Read More… from 10/10/2017


NASA/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine, named on Friday [9-1-17] as President Donald Trump’s choice to head the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, faces tough policy, personnel and political challenges repositioning the agency in an era of booming commercial space ventures. The decision to nominate the former Navy aviator and three-term Oklahoma lawmaker, a […]

Read More… from 9/2/2017


MIKE PENCE/NASA/TRUMP EXEC ORDERS: ” ‘Reviving the National Space Council’ The order ‘revives’ The National Space Council, a council tasked with advising the president on space strategy that was first established in a 1989 executive order by George H. W. Bush. It appoints the Vice President as chairman and establishes the agency heads that will […]

Read More… from 6/30/2017