Put Humans on Mars by 2030

The next president should promise a man on Mars by 2030.


Space exploration is not the only way to stimulate innovation and national momentum, but it can be one of the most effective ways. Whoever is sworn in as president of the United States in January 2013 can help shift the direction of the nation, and has the opportunity to stimulate innovation and scientific discovery.

Let the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory be the catalyst for a new national (and international) commitment to exploration and innovation. Let this interplanetary robot lay the groundwork for a new generation of heroes.

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