posted on Dec, 5 2003 @ 01:45 AM
WASHINGTON — President Bush (search) wants to send Americans back to the moon — and may leave a permanent presence there — in a bold new vision for
space exploration, administration officials said yesterday.
The return to the moon would be for the purpose of technological advancements in technology, including energy exploration and testing a military
And a permanent presence likely will include robots and communication satellites.
But beyond the nuts and bolts, Bush's call for a return to space would give Americans something new to hope for - amid a period of permanent anxiety
about terrorism. It would also help move NASA beyond last February's space shuttle Columbia disaster.
Is it a pipe-dream or could this become reality? Can we afford this and a war on terror?
If Bush announces this on December 17, would it be for real? Or just a distraction?