WASHINGTON - President Bush (news - web sites) beckoned the nation "forward into the universe" on Wednesday, outlining a costly new effort to return Americans to the moon as early as 2015 and use it as a waystation to Mars and beyond.
Actually I think this is great. Yes, we have problems here. But the truth is we will likely never solve all of our problems here. Stopping exploration won't help us solve problems. Problems are often solved with vision and hope for the future more than with solutions. Of course there must be a balance. But we need to be looking forward.