AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 94 The Vision for Space Exploration
Invited, Tuesday, 11:40am-12:30pm, January 10, 2006, Ballroom/Salon 2

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[94.01] The Vision for Space Exploration

M. Griffin (NASA Headquarters)

The Vision, announced by President Bush in January 2004, will extend humanity's presence across the solar system, starting with a return to the moon by the end of the next decade, followed by journeys to Mars and beyond. Building on the best of Apollo and shuttle technology, NASA's 21st century exploration system will be affordable, reliable, versatile and safe. The exploratory voyages of the next few decades have the potential, in this lifetime, to answer age-old questions about how life begins, whether life exists elsewhere, and how the inevitable discoveries along the way will help better our lives here on Earth. Over the next century, the Vision for Space Exploration will set in motion activities to improve our understanding of age-old questions, and inspire new generations to pursue math and science. We'll see new industries and technologies evolve and discoveries that will benefit all.

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