COULD PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKE US BACK TO THE MOON?
President Trump has said he wants to “unlock the mysteries of space” and “focus on stretching the envelope of space exploration.”
Dr. Scott Parazynski, a retired astronaut and a professor of practice at both ASU’s Schools of Biological Health and Systems Engineering and Earth and Space Exploration called the crewed mission idea an “audacious challenge.”
“If you have a crew on board, the complexity of the mission increases substantially,” he told NBC News. “You are committing to making it a perfect round trip. You need to have the life support systems, the launch abort system and the recovery systems built into the vehicle the first time around.”