Trump administration calls for putting Americans back on moon by 2024

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  • Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks at AIPAC in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

(Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, speaking on behalf of the Trump administration, announced on Tuesday an accelerated goal of putting Americans back on the moon within five years "by any means necessary," a challenge accepted by NASA's top official.

Pence, chairing a meeting of the administration's National Space Council in Huntsville, Alabama, declared, "We're in a space race today, just as we were in the 1960s."

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