The White House didn’t provide additional details about the meeting, and Aldrin did not respond to an email asking about the meeting.
Aldrin, in Austin, Texas, to participate in the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival March 14, was asked about his meeting with Pence in a Facebook Live interview organized by SXSW after his speaking appearance, which had an emphasis on human Mars exploration.
Statements of the Trump campaign’s proposed policy made prior to the November election said that the administration would reestablish the National Space Council, which last operated when George H.W.
It has also, to date, not provided details about prospective changes to national space policy.
But as the new administration reportedly shows greater interest in sending humans to the moon, Aldrin said lunar missions could play a role in Mars settlement by testing systems intended for use on Mars.