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President Trump signs executive order encouraging commercial use of lunar resources, denouncing Moon Treaty

President Trump signed a new executive order on Monday called “Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources.”

The goal of the policy, which is supported by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, is to encourage commercial companies to participate in NASA’s Artemis program to return to the Moon and beyond.

The White House acknowledges international space policy uncertainty that it says has discouraged potential partners from working with NASA.

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