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Officials: Bush to Call for Moon, Mars Missions

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Officials: Bush to Call for Moon, Mars Missions

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Officials: Bush to Call for Moon, Mars Missions

Officials: Bush to Call for Moon, Mars Missions

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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.

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