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World 21 Jul 2019 | 6:12 AM Premium

Astronauts hailed as heroes 50 years after historic moon landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Capping a week of celebrations over the historic Apollo 11 mission, Vice President Mike Pence joined astronaut Buzz Aldrin on Saturday at the launch pad in Florida that sent the moonwalker and his two crew mates to space for humankind's first steps on the lunar surface 50 years ago.

World 17 Jul 2019 | 6:15 AM Premium

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad where first humans lifted off for the moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad Tuesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years ago along with the late Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

World 11 Jul 2019 | 12:49 PM Premium

NASA shake up in new race to the moon

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - As NASA scrambles to meet U.S. President Donald Trump's mandate to return humans to the moon by 2024, two longtime heads of NASA's human exploration wing were demoted Wednesday in a slew of administrative shakeups, officials said in an internal memo.

World 08 Jun 2019 | 6:48 AM Premium

Trump criticises NASA moon mission after promoting it earlier

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday criticised NASA for aiming to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024 and urged the space agency to focus instead on "much bigger" initiatives like going to Mars, undercutting his previous support for the lunar initiative.

World 27 Mar 2019 | 6:13 AM Premium

Trump administration calls for putting Americans back on moon by 2024

(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.

World 19 Jun 2018 | 3:58 AM Premium

Trump - U.S. will not be 'migrant camp'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States would not be a "migrant camp," as he blamed Democrats for not coming to the table to negotiate immigration legislation.

World 11 Dec 2017 | 11:15 PM Premium

Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday will sign a directive aimed at sending Americans back to the moon and eventually to Mars, the White House said.