On January 14 2004, President Bush gave the US space programme a new vision and directed its long-term objective towards manned exploration of the Moon and then Mars. At the same time, he confirmed the the ISS development will be completed as soon as the Shuttle has returned to flight.
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Which future for Space Exploration ? ( No Prod 2476 )
Bush: Inspired by all that has come before, and guided by clear objectives, today we set a new course for America's space program. We will give NASA a new focus and vision for future exploration. We will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe, to gain a new foothold on the moon, and to prepare for new journeys to worlds beyond our own.
25 seconds of images - On the 14th of January, the American president George Bush set out the new objectives for NASA in the near future. After the accident with the Columbia shuttle, the whole fleet was grounded. This resulted in a serious delay in completing the International space station, currently man's furthest outpost in space. But Bush now feels that spaceflight has to become more ambitious again and redefine the limits.
Bush: In the past 30 years, no human being has set foot on another world, or ventured farther upward into space than 386 miles -- roughly the distance from Washington, D.C. to