Tuesday, February 8

Clean Air, Uncrowded Vistas Beckon

Pundits puzzling over the Bush budget for 2006 are noting that the President hasn't forgotten his transformative vision for NASA and the future of manned space exploration. The White House's plan boosts spending at the space agency in a year when domestic funds got squeezed -- at such places as the EPA. But who needs a livable Earth when we're gonna colonize Mars?