IN SPACE, NO ONE CAN SEE YOU HOLDING YOUR BREATH:
Shot: We’re going to Mars: Obama announces the U.S. aims to send people to the red planet by the 2030s — and Nasa bosses say work has already started on their ‘deep space habitats.’
—The London Daily Mail, yesterday.
Chaser: Bush unveils vision for moon and beyond.
—CNN, January 15, 2004.
Hangover: “After a brief tribute to ‘our seven Challenger heroes,’ President Reagan reaffirmed his commitment to the space program and proposed to make the development of a hypersonic aerospace plane a national priority…Reagan did not say whether the new plane, with its low-orbit capability, would be assuming some of the shuttle’s duties.”
—“Reagan Proposes Aerospace Plane Futuristic Plan May Mean 2-hour Trip From US To Tokyo,” Orlando Sentinel, February 5, 1986.