Come on people! There are an ever increasing number of things to be upset with Trump about but the "including Mars (of which the Moon is a part)" isn't it!
Obviously he knows that going to the Moon is a part of going to Mars. As it is! That was what he meant in that tweet.
Is he generally ill-informed? Of course! Does he think our Moon orbits Mars? No! Don't be stupid and make a big deal out of something that's not.
Hashtag resistance, amirite?
@Greg seeing that on several news sites reduced my opinion of their overall seriousness.
(There are plenty of plans to get to mars that don't involve the moon though.)
@joeyh Yeah, that's true. The latest "we're going back to the Moon" video from NASA explicitly mentioned it as a jumping off point.
@Greg Yep, I saw the headline, was a bit incredulous, then read the story and understood what was going on.
I then had a chat with my kids about being charitable in interpreting what people say or write, rather than... this.
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