President Donald Trump signed a bill on Tuesday authorizing $19.5 billion to be spent on NASA's deep space missions and setting a goal of sending manned missions to Mars by the 2030s. George Abbey, senior space fellow and former director of the Johnson Space Center, said that unless a corresponding appropriations bill is passed, the NASA bill is not a major commitment. "Words won't get you to Mars," Abbey said.
Abbey's interview on KHOU:
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