Worlds in Collision: NASA, White House Play Planetary Politics

For those hungering to move humanity beyond the confines of Earth orbit, the words from U.S. President George Bush are clear and decisive: “Back to the Moon; back to the future. And this time, back to stay. And then a journey into tomorrow, a journey to another planet: a manned mission to Mars.” But these words are historical artifact, uttered over 14 years ago by President George Bush, Senior.