Most Americans say they return to the Moon should not be a priority space program

Most Americans say they return to the Moon should not be a priority space program

The majority of Americans do not believe they should return to the moon top priority for the space program in the country, he found a recent survey done, despite Trump purpose of managing exactly within five years. Only 23% of Americans consider the trip a priority, according to an Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey. The results are announced on the project of Vice President of the United States Mike Pence March to return within five years on the moon. “In this century, we return to the moon with new ambitions,” Pence said at the time, indicating the possibility of valuable resources around the lunar south pole that could be converted into rocket fuel for longer missions. But the investigation in this May made before the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, showed that 37% of Americans said Mars to achieve an important goal, while 43% believes neither the action should be a priority. The majority of Americans agreed that the top priority of the space program should monitor potentially dangerous objects such as asteroids and comets, and implementation of scientific research knowledge on Earth, the solar system and to expand the wider universe. Establishment of a permanent human settlements on other planets or a US military presence in development of space at the bottom of the list is said that about 20% of Americans, and it is very important. The majority of respondents also agreed that the federal government should be responsible for extraterrestrial efforts primarily play a minor role, with science, business and other countries. The survey was conducted through online and telephone interviews with 1,137 adults.

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