President Trump said Thursday that he wanted to “top” former President John F. Kennedy’s ambitions to send a man to the moon by pursuing a trip to Mars.
“We’re looking at Mars, by the way,” Trump said. “Trying to top [Kennedy]. We’re going to get there. It’s moving along pretty good. A lot of things have happened, Mike, having to do with that subject. Way ahead of schedule.”
Kennedy, who served in the Oval Office from 1961 until his assassination in 1963, set the United States’ sights on reaching the moon during the so-called “space race” with the Soviet Union.
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