<font color="yellow"> "if you're so against Mars, what do you think is going to inspire and make the public proud? Not the ISS, that's for sure, and that's the only future Kerry envisions for NASA for a LONG time. " </font>hr /><br />The Space Elevator! Rather than having a destination type agenda I think we should have a technology type agenda. Our goals should be to develop _____ .<br /><br />The MARS plan is a wild brained idea that certainly won't help NASA in the long run. I don't have anything against going to Mars, but we will need an advance in technology first. <br /><br />The Space Elevator would be a new beginning for NASA, MARS and EVERYTHING space related rather than a final destination for NASA... <br /><br />If this was the 19th century, Bush would be telling NASA.. "Let's go out West so we can say we've been there" but what we really need someone saying "Let's build a railroad Out West and open up endless new opportunities"