Trump repeatedly asks NASA administrator why we can’t go straight to Mars

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D'oh … doesn't he know that we won't have warp drive till 2063?

Trump repeatedly asks NASA administrator why we can’t go straight to Mars
On Friday, President Trump commemorated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with a photo opportunity in the Oval Office, where he spent a lot of time questioning his administration’s own policy for deep space human exploration. Surrounded by NASA officials, Moonwalkers, and lawmakers, Trump repeatedly asked NASA’s administrator, Jim Bridenstine, why astronauts couldn’t go straight to Mars instead of going to the Moon first.

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Interesting read on space cancer

Space Radiation Doesn't Seem to Be Causing Astronauts to Die from Cancer, Study Finds

Outer space is a notoriously harsh environment, exposing astronauts to high levels of radiation. And radiation exposure can increase cancer and heart disease rates in earthbound humans.


But a new study has some good news: Space radiation doesn't seem to increase astronauts' risk of death from cancer or heart disease, at least not at the doses they experienced during historical missions. Still, longer missions — such a mission to Mars — will likely come with much greater radiation doses that could pose larger health risks, the authors said.
 
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D'oh … doesn't he know that we won't have warp drive till 2063?

Trump repeatedly asks NASA administrator why we can’t go straight to Mars

On Friday, President Trump commemorated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with a photo opportunity in the Oval Office, where he spent a lot of time questioning his administration’s own policy for deep space human exploration. Surrounded by NASA officials, Moonwalkers, and lawmakers, Trump repeatedly asked NASA’s administrator, Jim Bridenstine, why astronauts couldn’t go straight to Mars instead of going to the Moon first.​
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