Bush Plan Raises Excitement, Questions Aviaton Week & Space Technology

President Bush’s call for a national push to Mars via the Moon has excited scientists who want to pick up where Apollo 17 left off, as well as the contractors who would build the program’s new Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV). But on Capitol Hill the politicians who ultimately must make it so worry that the election-year timing and the sheer scope of Bush’s proposal will make it difficult if not impossible to realize.