So, what do you think? Here are some highlights (paraphrased from his speech)... - Restart the shuttle program ASAP so the ISS can be completed by 2010. - Focus ISS research on the effects of long-term space travel on humans. - Retire the shuttle program in 2010. - Develop and test a new spacecraft, the Crew Exploration Vehicle, by 2008, and to conduct the first manned mission no later than 2014 (to be used as a ferry to the ISS and also to go to the moon & Mars). - Return to the moon by 2020, as the launching point for missions beyond. First, a series of robotic missions to the moon no later than 2008 to research and prepare for future human exploration. - Do extended human missions to the moon as early as 2015, with the goal of living and working there for increasingly extended periods. - A human mission to Mars would take place at an unspecified time thereafter when the necessary technology is in place and financing allows.