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Shane Savitsky Mar 21, 2017
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Trump sets sights on Mars

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In the Oval Office today, President Trump signed a bill authorizing nearly $20 billion in funding for NASA, and making a a manned mission to Mars an official NASA objective. That mission is scheduled for 2033.

"Good. I love that," Trump said in response to Florida Sen. Bill Nelson's pronouncement that "we're going to Mars."

And Texas Rep. John Culberson took one giant leap for Trump: "With your bill signing today and your vision and leadership, future generations will remember that President Donald Trump was the father of the interplanetary highway system."