American icon and legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin stood right beside Donald Trump as the president of the United States talked about space.
Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, attended the event in which the Trump administration re-established the National Space Council. Trump signed a new executive order that gives life to the council 24 years after it was disbanded.
Trump gave a short talk about the importance of the executive order and of space, in general, during the press conference. Trump started by boasting that the United States will be "leading again like we never led before." He then suggested that the country, "a nation of pioneers," will own all of space by calling it the "next great American frontier."
Aldrin, who was listening intently to Trump, was clearly baffled by some of the things the president said. Trump explained that "space exploration is not only essential to our character as a nation but also our economy and our great nation's security." Things got confusing after Trump stressed that "our travels beyond the Earth" and the scientific discoveries that come with it not only help improve lives and power new industries but are also vital in "providing the space security we need to protect the American people. And security is gonna be a very big factor with respect to space and space exploration."