Several decades ago your country sent several rockets to the moon and then stopped. Since then you haven't sent people beyond low earth orbit.
You have just become President. You discover that aliens made a deal with one of your predecessors. In short, they keep feeding technology to you at a rate to make it seem that your people could be developing it on your own. In exchange they get to mine the asteroids, the gases around your gas giants, the various moons, etc.
Do you push for a return to space or do you continue the current policy?