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President Bush Announces New Vision for Space Exploration Program

President George W. Bush delivers remarks on U.S. Space Policy at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004.

White House photo by Eric Draper

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The President spoke today at NASA Headquarters about the U.S. Space Policy. He proposes to shift the focus from the shuttle and space station in order to return to the Moon by 2020 and eventually build a lunar base. The President committed the United States to a long-term human and robotic program to explore the solar system, starting with a return to the Moon that will ultimately enable future exploration of Mars and other destinations.

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