In this July 30, 1971 photo, Apollo 15 Lunar Module Pilot James B. Irwin salutes while standing beside an American flag planted on the surface of the moon. Photo: AP

White House wants US astronauts back on Moon by 2024, says Mike Pence. Challenge accepted, says Nasa chief

  • US Vice-President Mike Pence says a ‘spark of urgency’ is needed to return Americans to the Moon
  • His announcement accelerates by four years the US timetable to have the ‘first woman and next man’ on the lunar surface
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In this July 30, 1971 photo, Apollo 15 Lunar Module Pilot James B. Irwin salutes while standing beside an American flag planted on the surface of the moon. Photo: AP
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