On Monday, while meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, President Trump announced that the US and Japan will be joining forces to cooperate together on future missions in outer space.
“I am pleased to confirm that Prime Minister Abe and I have agreed to dramatically expand our nations’ cooperation in human space exploration,” said Trump. “Japan will join our mission to send US astronauts to space.”
Trump continued explaining that the joint operation plans to see US and Japanese astronauts visit the moon, as well as Mars, which he said was “very exciting.”
President Trump: “Prime Minister Abe and I have agreed to dramatically expand our nation’s cooperation in human space exploration. Japan will join our mission to send U.S. astronauts to space. They’ll be going to the moon, we’ll be going to Mars very soon, it’s very exciting.” pic.twitter.com/woLbwE0rqi
— The Hill (@thehill) May 27, 2019
Trump supporters took to social media to praise the president’s international efforts, with several noting that, until Trump’s presidency, the United States has appeared to lose interest in its space exploration programs.
We are so lucky to have such an awesome President. Even Japan highly honors him. Can’t wait to see him win again in 2020.
— Abe Velez (@AbeVelez1) May 27, 2019
Excellent!! Looking forward to the partnership! pic.twitter.com/udCQB3Ws8O
— 🌞🌻🇺🇸The Mrs.🇺🇸🌻🌞 (@Skippeachicky) May 27, 2019
I hope this happens. The government stopped doing this.
— Aperture (@ApertureSec) May 27, 2019
— Nemtue (@nemtue) May 27, 2019
Trump is making an impact in japan and is beloved by the people
— Gary Jenkins (@GaryOJenkins) May 27, 2019