President Trump Does Not Seem To Know The Difference Between Mars And The Moon

Deviating from his previous lunar-landing policy, President Donald Trump announced Friday that space efforts made by NASA should steer clear of the Moon and instead head toward the outer reaches of space, “including Mars (of which the Moon is a part)".

The unprovoked tweet, which appears to be commenting on his administration’s space platform, stumped the internet on Friday and garnered a few facetious comments from around the globe and an onslaught of guffawed Twitter comments. (In case you were wondering, the Moon is not a part of Mars. In fact, the red planet has two of its own moons named Phobos and Deimos.)

The Tweet comes just hours after NASA announced it will be taking tourists to the International Space Station in a new initiative to bring commercial business opportunities to low-Earth orbit – and on the same day that Trump-appointed NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told audience members at the International Space Development Conference that “the very first policy directive of the President said, ‘we’re going to go back to the moon.’”

He said in a tweet:

“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!”

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