John Glenn disapproves (partisan politics?) http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/03/04/glenn.space.reut/index.html Neil Armstrong approves. http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/03/14/space.armstrong.ap/index.html From the various topics here at PF, it seems like most science-minded people simply suspect that Bush is using this as a political tool for re-election rather than offering a real space program. From popular media, it seems like there is still a giggle factor to it. But maybe we should say 'so what?' If Bush is willing to float the idea (and NASA seems to be following along), then space enthusiasts could still latch on to make it happen. How often can we even get a politician to mention space exploration, never mind offering to fund it? I'm just thinking out loud here. I'm still a bit unsure about the cost of it all, especially if it means losing other important exploration programs (Hubble, etc.).