NASA will land humans on the Moon again, confirmed American Vice President Mike Pence. Speaking at NASA, he revealed that the Trump administration will ask NASA to direct its efforts into establishing a permanent base on the lunar surface. This is a major policy change from the Obama administration which directed NASA to divert all its efforts to getting humans to Mars.
While Mars is still very much on the agenda, it now looks as though the Moon will become the first step in that journey....
...Initially NASA had planned to test out its Mars mission by sending astronauts to an asteroid, however this will now be scrapped in favour of lunar missions instead.
this makes sense since other countries have hinted at similar plans for moon bases.