Trump Tweets About Moon, Mars, the Internet Scratches Its Head


"They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!" the president tweeted.

US President Donald Trump has left people astonished with his knowledge of space and the universe and has become a laughing stock yet again after he claimed that the moon is a part of Mars. So, the somewhat confusing latter part of the president's tweet - calling the moon a part of Mars - may be a reference to the horizon goal laid out in SPD-1.

While Trump was most likely tweeting in response to the Fox segment, the clumsy phrasing of his tweet still prompted copious jokes and memes from the Twitterverse.

When asked about the tweet, a NASA media relations specialist pointed CNET to a response tweet by NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.

Nope, President Donald Trump says.

"Under my Administration, we are restoring @NASA to greatness and we are going back to the Moon, then Mars".

He further commented saying that "moon is a part of Mars" and was trolled on the internet.

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The US government, in fact, sought a $20 billion budget to send US astronauts to the moon by 2024 under an accelerated programme, which was a key recommendation of newly appointed National Space Council led by Mike Pence.

In March of 2017, Trump elevated NASA's budget up to $19.5 billion and requested one other $1.6 billion earlier this year to attend them attain their 2024 moon mission, and future overview and exploration on Mars.

1969 was when Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon and now by 2024, NASA is planning to return to the moon.

Silly NASA, didn't you know Mars IS the moon? "This time, we will not only plant our flag and leave our footprints - we will establish a foundation for an eventual mission to Mars, and perhaps someday, to many worlds beyond".

But just in case, it seems worth stating for the record: The Moon is a satellite of Earth.

Shortly after Trump's tweet, both "the moon" and "NASA" became top trending topics on the site.