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Trump order encourages US to mine the Moon.

Trump order encourages US to mine the Moon.

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  1. Isn’t that illegal according to some treaty about outer space?

  2. Good to see he has his priorities straight

  3. God it’s every fucking day with this guy

  4. Elon finally convinced Trump the coronavirus vaccine is on the moon.

  5. I thought April fools was over.

  6. > should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part)

    Trump you fuckin’ weapon.

  7. Alright – so, i hate Trump, he’s a total buffoon – Lets get one thing straight here. Mining the moon is an essential operation we will need to begin if we ever want to begin establishing permanent structures off planet. The cost per pound of getting anything into *orbit* even at SpaceX launch costs is enormous. if material can be harvested off Earth it can and should be utilized.
    Again, i would LOVE to see trump removed from office, but don’t lose sight of our space goals just because **the orange idiot** was the one who signed the bill encouraging American Companies from operating on the moon and asteroids. its just a fucking good idea for humans (and more regionally, North American manufacturing in general. Us Canadians might be lucky enough to see a piece of that action in some outsourced contract form)

  8. Please America – this is your chance

    Someone tell him that Obama was dead set against mining the moon. Tell him that the ‘Sea of Tranquility’ is a glorious lakeside development opportunity. Someone tell him he could build as many walls as he wants to keep the Mystererons, Clangers, and the Soup Dragon out if necessary.

    If he spends the next 6 months howling at the moon and formulating crack pot ideas that will never come to fruition, you’ll be doing yourselves and the world a massive favour

  9. Did he get bored of destroying our planet already?

  10. Just wait till Trump allows advertising up there.

  11. Can’t he just fuck off already

  12. But we can be Whalers on the moon… nothing about that is there

  13. It’s the only way the GOP can rationalize space exploration. “If we find valuable stuff we get to keep it.” Otherwise, why go? Why spend the money?

    >Why climb the highest mountain? Why, [90] years ago fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas? **We choose to go to the Moon!** We choose to go to the Moon…We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win

  14. Ok, guys, we have all seen The Time Machine and we know this doesn’t end well.

  15. there is nothing there – that is what the moon rocks basically show us… so not sure what he is hoping for… perhaps someone told him it was made of cheese

  16. Guys, I think he’s going to get relected isn’t he? My good god man, he is

  17. I can imagine mining will be heavily guarded by armed units. Need to protect their freedom

  18. Subsidies for mining coal and drilling oil are peaked. Trump will make subsidies great again.

  19. Remember when nasa bombed the moon?

    Edit: due to getting downvoted by people probably thinking I’m a nutbar. I’ll include a link.


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  21. He wants to mine some of that cheese the moon is made of for his hamberders.

  22. Cool, space mining I like it.. GJ Trump

  23. Nearly half a million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the US, the economy is tanking and New York is digging mass graves, and this twatwomble’s talking about mining the moon.

  24. Is this the same moon that Trump believes is part of Mars?

  25. “We need the best drillers earth has ever seen, get me Harry Stamper.”

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