posted on Jan, 19 2004 @ 03:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The man chosen to lead the way back to the Moon and on to Mars is a one-time astronaut trainee and former Defense Department
hotshot who is almost giddy about outer space travel.
President Bush appointed Aldridge, 65, to head a commission charged with figuring out how to carry out the president's vision and bring in industry
and other countries as partners.
Aldridge didn't immediately know who would be on his commission or when the first meeting might be. He said the president will appoint the other
members, probably no more than 15, all experts from both the private and public sector
[Edited on 19-1-2004 by MarkLuitzen]