Does Trump target the moon with a strengthened budget?

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Donald Trump plans to ask the US Congress for additional funds for the exploration of the Moon: $ 500 million more [445 million euros, ed] for fiscal year 2020, according to the Wall Street Journal.

President Donald Trump will ask the US Congress to increase NASA’s lunar exploration spending by $ 500 million for fiscal year 2020, which will begin on Monday. October 1, 2019, as the Wall Street Journal writes, referring to its sources in the space field.

The newspaper’s interlocutors explained that there is a need to accelerate cooperation between the state and the space industry to develop and launch launch modules for the moon.

According to the publication, the Trump administration expects Congress to allocate $ 21 billion to national programs of the aeronautical and space administration, 2% less than current fiscal year but 5% [or $ 1.1 billion – 980 million euros] more than what the space agency had received last year.

It should be noted that for the year 2018, NASA had requested 820 million dollars [730 million euros, note] for the exploration of the Moon, more than a billion dollars in 2019 and 912.7 million dollars for 2020.

Previously, the Axios portal wrote that the military expenditure of the United States could reach 750 billion [667 billion euros] in 2020, continuing their upward trend. This increase has been requested by Donald Trump and should get the green light from Congress.

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