Amid this week’s massive media meltdown, Donald Trump continued to push his agenda for America forward, and one particular move is nostalgic of one of our nation’s greatest achievements.
The President, who has continuously heralded great American achievements of the past as a blueprint for his vision of our great nation, is looking to our future by examining our past. In particular, the unique President has sought to revive some of the more powerful sentiments of America’s past century, and renew that spirit of ingenuity to move the nation forward.
The latest executive order by President Trump harkens back to a day, many moons ago, when the United States took a step, and a leap, that no one in history had dare to take previously.
“President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday to re-establish the National Space Council, reviving an entity that was formed during the 1960s race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union to reach the moon first.
“The council, to be led by Vice President Mike Pence, will be a forum to shape the Trump administration’s approach to space as private-sector companies including Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin emerge as significant players.
“’Space exploration is not only essential to our character as a nation but our economy and our great nation’s security,’ Trump said Friday at a White House signing ceremony, adding, ‘I think privatization of certain aspects is going to play an important role.’
“Though Trump hasn’t yet filled a vacancy for NASA administrator, the council could set a new direction for the space program, said Phil Larson, an assistant dean at the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science and an Obama White House space policy official.”
The U.S. space program has long been the envy of the world, and Trump’s revitalization of one of the mission’s more crucial elements is sure to bolster innovation.
When Americans come together to achieve something as incredible and monumental as walking on the moon, the entire planet benefits from the advancement. With Trump having expressed interest in manned flights to Mars within a few decades, the revival of the National Space Council may be just the ticket to making that long, strange journey a reality.