U.S. President Barack Obama has been tinkering with the American space program and NASA, the agency that runs the American space program. Basically, he wants to bring more private companies into space exploration and end space shuttle program.
Generally I didn’t really pay much attention to it because America's role in space is set and there are other upcoming space programs from India, China etc. However when President Obama predicted that American astronauts will land on Mars his lifetime, that’s something else.
Now politicians giving off bluster is nothing new but a Mars mission? Mankind hasn’t gone to the moon in like 30 years and now he want to go to Mars…in his lifetime? It will be a fantastic, historic moment for mankind but I’ll believe it when I see it.