Mars Moon Hoax
Bush's proposal is a bit like the Raelian announcement that they had produced a clone–it's a hoax. What's the evidence? To fulfill this not so grand vision, NASA's budget is being boosted by a piddling $1 billion over the next 5 years. A single space shuttle flight costs half a billion dollars! Also, Bush aims to land on the moon again by 2014–that's 10 years away. The first moon landing took only 7 years to achieve after Kennedy announced it. The speech (which was delivered with Bush's characteristic drabness) is just a cynical way to generate feel good news in the runup to the State of the Union. Sigh.