Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs 60 to 70 original background narratives with over 100 documents to chronicle the major events. Various records may include:  • official reports  • surveys  • speeches from leaders and opinion makers  • court cases  • legislation  • testimony  • and much more Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Organized chronologically, each volume covers the same wide range of topics:  • business  • the economy and labor  • energy, environment, science, technology, and transportation  • government and politics  • health and social services  • international affairs  • national security and terrorism  • rights and justice Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents include:  • a comprehensive introduction  • background information on the event  • full-source citations  • easy access to material  • detailed and thematic table of contents  • references to related coverage  • documents from the last ten editions of the series

Chapter : President Trump, Vice President Pence, and NASA Remark on Space Program Efforts : February 13, February 19, March 26, and August 29, 2019

President Trump, Vice President Pence, and NASA Remark on Space Program Efforts : February 13, February 19, March 26, and August 29, 2019

President Trump, Vice President Pence, and NASA Remark on Space Program Efforts
Linda Grimm

The U.S. space program and military space activities were the focus of several important developments in 2019. In February, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced the conclusion of its long-running Mars Opportunity rover mission. The following month, Vice President Mike Pence directed the agency to accelerate the timeline for its new lunar program by four years and to use any means necessary to send Americans back to the moon’s surface by 2024. At the same time, President Donald Trump continued taking steps to ...

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