Trump shoots for the Moon

US President Donald Trump has promised to assert US leadership in space exploration. Trump authorized acting NASA administrator Robert Lightfoot Jr to lead an innovative program to send American astronauts back to the moon and eventually to Mars. But the feasibility of these goals is still subject to debate within the space community.

Will Trump’s reach for the stars fuel another space race? CGTN turns to a panel to find out:

  • Yang Yuguang, a professor at the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation.
  • Giuseppe Reibaldi, president of the Moon Village Association, and the director of human spaceflight at the International Academy of Astronautics.
  • John Horack, professor and Neil Armstrong Chair in Aerospace Policy at Ohio State University.