Dear President Trump
I am writing to you about Space Exploration and the way we need to be pursuing matters.
As you would be aware, Roscosmos are at work on an Angara-A5V heavy-lift carrier rocket Moon colonization mission.
This is a really big deal for the Russians, as they missed out on the chance to walk on the Moon, once Neil Armstrong made a bootprint on the surface.
Meanwhile, all these decades later, NASA is like a headless hen. Seemingly not quite sure which project they ought to be working on. Understandably to a degree, I suppose.
Since they never quite know if their current activities could alter direction at a moment's notice. For instance, President Obama disrupted plans back in 2010, once he got the notion into his head of how amazing landing on an asteroid might be.
And his 2010 comments: "I just have to say pretty bluntly here, we've been there before," seemed to indicate that returning to the Moon was somewhat beneath him.
Personally, I believe NASA needs to temporarily shelve all its current work, yet again. And wholly concentrate on ensuring that the Roscosmos mission is a resounding success.
The mission to colonize the Moon is a wonderful opportunity for U.S. and Russia relations to be brought to an even spectacularly higher point. You and President Putin are already pretty close. But by ensuring his Moon mission definitely is a success, I believe you will become brothers.
Space is an extremely unforgiving place, where even the tiniest error can result in horrendous consequences. So, NASA needs to walk alongside Roscosmos on this upcoming mission. To ensure America is always there, should assistance ever be needed.
Sir, this Moon mission is one in which you and President Putin need to be sitting side-by-side throughout. Possibly you both might consider moving over to reside together here in Australia. Just for the duration of the mission, of course! To ensure you are never far from each other, should a quick chat ever be required.
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