Trump Signs NASA Bill For A Crewed Mission to Mars

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21:  U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a bill signing ceremony as NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson (4th L) and legislators, including Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) (L), and Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) (2nd L), look on in the O

President Trump just signed a bill authorizing $19.5 billion in funding for NASA — the first such authorization bill for the space agency in seven years.

Astronauts will get health care for life

The TREAT Astronauts Act included in the bill will finally mandate that NASA pay for monitoring, diagnosis and treatment of any health problems related to spaceflight for all former astronauts. The space agency has long monitored its astronauts for health problems after their time in space was over — that's how we know about visual impairment intracranial pressure syndrome, eye damage caused by microgravity. 

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