VP Mike Pence visits Kennedy Space Center

Pence talks future of human space exploration

By Jon Jankowski - Digital journalist

Buzz Aldrin, Vice President Mike Pence and Rick Armstrong at Kennedy Space Center on July 20, 2019. Photo from @VP on Twitter.

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - Vice President Mike Pence visited the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral on Saturday.

Pence spoke about the legacy of the Apollo 11 on the week of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The vice president addressed the future of human space exploration and the administration's commitment to return to the moon, go to Mars and beyond

"Under my Administration, we are restoring @NASA to greatness and we are going back to the Moon, then Mars," President Donald Trump wrote on social media earlier this year.

In May, Trump said he wanted to give NASA an additional $1.6 billion for its budget. 

NASA hopes to put the next man and the first woman on the moon by 2024.

The $1.6 billion toward NASA has to be approved by Congress. 

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