Why Elon Musk Agrees with Trump's Space Policy
Elon Musk expresses some support for President Trump's new space plans.
Elon Musk and President Trump have had a complex relationship, with Musk serving on the President’s advisory councils until having to resign over the U.S. pulling out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Now that Trump is sending America back to the moon, Musk tweeted that he supports the policy shift, pointing out how “it is high time that humanity went beyond Earth” and that "we should have a moon base by now".
Earlier this week, on the 45 anniversary of the Apollo 17 lunar landing, President Trump directed NASA to send American astronauts back to the moon. Trump signed a policy directive that is short on details but seems to indicate establishing a lunar base, with the eventual goal of using it to go to Mars and “perhaps, someday, to many worlds beyond,” as the President said in his press conference.
Going to Mars, has of course been a key goal for Elon Musk, who has outlined a plethora of plans on how to accomplish just that by 2023.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Two massive clouds of dust in orbit around the Earth have been discussed for years and finally proven to exist.
- Hungarian astronomers have proven the existence of two "pseudo-satellites" in orbit around the earth.
- These dust clouds were first discovered in the sixties, but are so difficult to spot that scientists have debated their existence since then.
- The findings may be used to decide where to put satellites in the future and will have to be considered when interplanetary space missions are undertaken.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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