SpaceX Crew Dragon Moon instead of NASA's SLS, why not?

In March 2019, Vice President Pence challenged NASA to land astronauts on the moon "by any means" by 2024.

SpaceX Crew Dragon Moon instead of ASA's SLS, why not?

SpaceX Crew Dragon Moon instead of NASA's SLS, why not?

the White House finally gave NASA's human space program a definite goal

with a clear timeline and strong support - a requirement for any

progress and a restoration of the agency's can-do attitude.

NASA's response to Pence's challenge was to move forward with what was already in the pipeline

the Orion Crude spacecraft and the space launch system (SLS) heavy-lift expandable booster rocket from the giant shuttle.