Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 430 words, a 2-minute read.
🏁Breaking: NASCAR will return on May 17 at Darlington Speedway in Darlington, South Carolina.
Artist's illustration of astronauts on the Moon. Photo: NASA
NASA is moving forward with its plans to send humans back to the surface of the Moon by 2024, Axios' Miriam Kramer reports.
The big picture: These kinds of government contracts are key for space companies hoping to make it through the economic downturn.
What's next: The companies will now continue to study and develop their plans over the coming months before NASA starts to make decisions about which landing systems will continue on in the process.
Unmasked no more: Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a visit to the General Motors/Ventec ventilator production facility with Gov. Eric Holcomb in Kokomo, Indiana.
Photo: Dominic Udell/Brown-Forman via AP
Tortoise and hare, revised: A turtle walks on part of the area to be used for the Kentucky Turtle Derby in Chicago.