Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said a lot about border walls, Muslim immigration and restoring manufacturing in the United States. Yet he hasn't said much about the U.S. space program, which makes his use of space imagery in recent ads seem all the more curious.
"Aspire to Greatness" is the lofty message seen in digital ads from the campaign spotted around the web by online ad tracking firm Moat Pro. Two intergalactic ads, one featuring an astronaut in full NASA gear including a space helmet and another with a shot of a NASA spacecraft blasting off into the cosmos, have run since late July, just in time for the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969.
Both images of space exploration are juxtaposed with the same photo of the real estate tycoon peering into the distance, a white "Make America Great Again" baseball hat perched on his head.