>> Do you hear me?>> Yes, we hear you loud and clear.>> And so began President Trump's call Monday to the International Space Station to congratulate NASA's Dr. Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay in space by an American astronaut.>> 534 days and counting.>> Trump joined on the ground by daughter Ivanka, who chatted up the passage of the Inspire Act encouraging women to pursue aerospace careers and astronaut Kate Rubens, the first to sequence DNA in space.
Trump's cosmic call also coming one month after he signed a $19.5 billion NASA bill to finance among other things, a Mars exploration aimed at the 2030s. Dr. Whitson using the opportunity to explain some of the more delicate preparations for the multi-year trip.>> Water is such a precious resource up here, that we also are cleaning up our urine, and making it drinkable.
And it's really not as bad as it sounds.>> Better you than me.>> Trump also spoke with NASA astronaut Jack Fisher who reminded that us in addition to arrange of scientific pursuits in space.>> It's also just cool.>> Fisher showing off his colleague's classic anti gravity trick dubbing Whitson quote our resident space ninja.
>> Space ninja doing the.