Pence agreed that the timetable was short, but claimed that was possible and referred to the landing of Apollo 11 as an example of how quickly the US can move if it is motivated. He suggested that private missiles might have to be deployed if the Space Launch System is not completed on time.
There is one major problem with the plans: it is not clear that the money is there. Although the budget proposed for the 2020 budget slightly increased NASA's funding to $ 21
In a speech, Mike Pence just suggested astronauts return to the moon within five years.
Just to remind you: Here's the NASA budget over time. Current forecasts for 2018/2019/2020 are small fluctuations in the point 2017. See if you can discover the Apollo years. pic.twitter.com/sLwdEjhdJg
– Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) March 26, 2019