Donald Trump Announced NASA and Space Policy Details
Today, in an address to voters in Sanford, Florida, near the famed "Space Coast" where Apollo rocketed our astronauts to the Moon, and where we sent rovers to Mars, amazing space shuttle missions, and built the International Space Station, Trump laid out some details of how he will reverse the Obama-Clinton policies and return America to leading the world in space exploration.
"Under my plan, not only will we modernize our Navy’s cruisers, but we’ll also invest in the technologies of the future being developed right here in central Florida. My plan also includes major investments in space exploration, also (being developed) right here.
"Over the last eight years, the Obama-Clinton administration has undermined our space program tremendously. That will change. So many things come out from it, including great jobs. And it will change very quickly under a Trump administration. And it will change before it’s too late.
"Did you ever see what’s going on with space with Russia and different places and us? We’re like watching. Isn’t that nice. So much is learned from that too.
"As a cornerstone of my policy, we will substantially expand public private partnerships to maximize the amount of investment and funding that is available for space exploration and development.
This means launching and operating major space assets right here that employ thousands, and spur innovation, and fuel economic growth.
"I will free NASA from the restriction of serving primarily as a logistics agency for low earth orbit activity.
"Instead, we will re-purpose its mission on space exploration. Under a Trump administration, Florida and America will lead the way into the stars. With a victory in November, everything will change.
"Just think about what we can accomplish in the first 100 days."