It’s official. Vice President Kamala Harris is taking on a new role.
According to Newsmax, “White House officials confirmed Saturday that Vice President Kamala Harris will chair the National Space Council.”
“As I’ve said before: In America, when we shoot for the moon, we plant our flag on it,” said Harris in a social media post. “I am honored to lead our National Space Council.”
As I've said before: In America, when we shoot for the moon, we plant our flag on it. I am honored to lead our National Space Council.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 1, 2021
The NSC was created in 1989 by former President George H.W. Bush to oversee space policy, but it was disbanded in 1993 until former President Donald Trump restarted the program in 2017, under the leadership of former Vice President Mike Pence. Under Trump’s administration, goals were set to return to the moon by 2024.
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