Dubya’s Not Just Howling At The Moon New York Post

President Bush’s expected announcement that man will return to the moon is just the beginning, with the real goal being an eventual trip to Mars, one of Congress’ biggest advocates of space exploration said yesterday. And the push to get back to the moon is being driven by international competition as well – specifically by the desire to avoid letting Russia, China or Japan colonize it first, said Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.).