Trump announced a new executive order that will see the reestablishment of the National Space Council.Aldrin was standing next to Trump when the president made his remarks that appeared to baffle the astrounaut.During the 10-minute signing ceremony Trump said: 'The future of American space leadership -- we're going to lead again.'It's been a long time. It's over 25 years, and we're opening up, and we are going to be leading again like we've never led before.'We're a nation of pioneers, and the next great American frontier is space....'And we have tremendous spirit, and we're going to have tremendous spirit from the private sector -- maybe in particular from the private sector.'The president also joked: 'Our journey into space will not only make us stronger and more prosperous, but will unite us behind grand ambitions and bring us all closer together. Inside the lunar module just hours before following Neil Armstrong onto the heavenly body in 1969, Aldrin celebrated the Christian sacrament with wafers and a bottle of wine - a fact the U. government reportedly refused to make public at the time.'I poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me.In the one-sixth gravity of the moon the wine curled slowly and gracefully up the side of the cup,' Aldrin described in a 1970 copy of Guideposts magazine, cited in the 'Although it was a deeply meaningful experience for me, it was a Christian sacrament, and we had come to the moon in the name of all mankind – be they Christians, Jews, Muslims, animists, agnostics, or atheists'.Aldrin, former astronaut David Wolf and current astronaut Benjamin Alvin Drew were all present.But so was Sandy Magnus, who is currently the executive director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
''To infinity, and beyond,' Aldrin quipped as others laughed.But it seemed the joke referencing Buzz Lightyear's catchphrase in Toy Story soared right over Trump's head'We don't really don't know. It has to be something — but it could be infinity, right?'Aldrin's expressions became instant gifs on social media as some Twitter users joked about how 'unimpressed' the astronaut looked while standing next to the president in the White House's Oval Office.Pence confirmed that a draft of the executive order was written in May.
Trump is pictured reinstating the National Space Council The traditional companies are more interested in building a Space Launch System and prioritizing the exploration of Mars and deep space, while newer startups are focusing on an International Space Station - a crucial step in making low-earth orbit more accessible. Talk of reviving the Space Council - which was dissolved in 1993 - had been in the works for several months.