Australia prime minister to help President Trump accomplish 2024 Moon landing

OAN NewsroomUPDATED 11:01 AM PT — Monday, September 23, 2018
President Trump is getting assistance from Australia to help the U.S. reach the Moon and beyond. Over the weekend, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country will invest $101 million toward President Trump’s mission for another Moon landing by 2024. The investment will reportedly support, a five year investment plan to build spacecraft equipment.

We’re backing Australian businesses to the moon, and even Mars, and back! Today we signed an agreement that will see @NASA and the @AusSpaceAgency working together.
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) September 21, 2019

The Australian prime minister explained the benefits of getting involved with the U.S. space mission.
“20,000 jobs and a $12 billion industry by 2030 — that’s why we’re in it,” said Morrison. “And it has a great alignment, I think, with our other cooperation with the United States in other areas so, and that’s some of the discussions I’ve had around here this afternoon.”
This comes after President Trump said “the moon is actually a launching pad” for a mission to Mars.

Jack and Kathy Duepree, of Camden, Maine, left and center, and their friend Betsy Starman, of Naples, Fla., watch the nearly-full harvest moon rise over Penobscot Bay, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, from the summit of Mt. Battie in Camden, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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