Pence tells space summit that President Trump wants a man on moon again

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Vice President Mike Pence told the 34th annual space symposium on Monday that the Trump administration wants an American on the moon again.

He told the crowd the president has proposed building an orbital “platform” to simplify trips to the moon.

Pence said the administration hopes to send missions to the moon and use what it learns to ultimately send explorers to Mars.

Pence also said the administration is trying to address the problem of space congestion.

There are so many satellites and other objects being sent into space that it’s challenging to avoid collisions.

The space symposium is a gathering of businesses, military and others who work in outer space issues.

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