Space: Bush's Vision: Any Votes In The Cosmos?

Usually when a President starts to talk about the year 2020, it means he's going to deliver a dreary speech calling for the reform of entitlements like Medicare and Social Security, programs scheduled to go broke about then. But George W. Bush is trying to make the politics of the future fun again. He not only announced a new mission to the moon and Mars, but also sounded as if he would be doing it for the cost of a trip to the corner store.

A plan with so much vision done so cheaply was heralded as everything from election-year...

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