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The President of the United States Donald trump NASA has allocated an additional 1.6 billion dollars. He said this in his Twitter.
According to him, the money will go to return to the moon and to Mars. “I updated the budget to restore the greatness of NASA and make a big return to space,” he said.
The budget of the U.S. space Agency in 2019 financial year is 21.5 billion dollars. Question about additional funds approved by the Congress.
NASA later in his Twitter reported that it chose the name for the manned program to the moon. It is reported that the ship, which by 2024 will deliver man and woman on Earth, will be named “Artemis”. This ancient Greek goddess is the brother of the God Apollo, whose name was called the first lunar program of the USA. The spacecraft “Apollo 11” landed on the moon Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin on 20 July 1969. Over the next five flights have walked on the moon, 12 Americans.
Earlier it became known that the United States plans in 2025 to launch into lunar orbit station, Lunar Orbital Platform — Gateway with four astronauts on Board. They will study different aspects of landing on the moon’s surface.
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