From the June 2009 issue

Should we go to the Moon first?

The return to the Moon could be a useful steppingstone to Mars - or a costly and unnecessary delay.
By | Published: June 22, 2009 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
In January 2004, President George W. Bush announced the Vision for Space Exploration (VSE). It called for completing the International Space Station, building a new human launch system to replace the shuttle, returning to the Moon, and — eventually — sending astronauts to Mars.