Officials: Bush to Call for Moon, Mars Missions

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/1590426/1590427" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

President Bush is expected to announce next week a major recommitment to the U.S. space program. Senior officials say Bush will call for establishing a permanent human settlement on the moon and an eventual manned flight to Mars. Critics say the plan, which could cost at least $1 trillion, is unadvisable at a time of record deficits. Hear NPR's Don Gonyea.

Related NPR Stories

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.